Kensington and Chelsea College

Introduction

Welcome to . Ensuring that you are on the right course is important to us which is why we have a team of dedicated, qualified advisors ready to help and support you in making this decision to study with us.

Our friendly, supportive staff are on hand to make sure you have a brilliant experience from the word go. This includes our highly qualified teaching and lecturing staff who are among the best industry connected and award winning tutors you could wish for.

Our courses also come with a strong focus on giving students access to unique learning experiences. These include masterclasses and networking opportunities with industry professionals, to entrepreneurial and training opportunities such as selling work on London’s iconic Portobello Market, to work placements with high-profile employers including Hemingway Design and Chanel.

Both of our main centres are based in vibrant, exciting locations in the heart of London. Our is by the famous King’s Road, whilst our Kensington Centre is in the heart of trendy Portobello. The College also has strong links and partnerships with many of the world-class organisations surrounding it, which has led to some amazing experiences for our students including jobs at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum.

The success of our students is one of the many things that make us stand out as a College. Each year we produce some of industry’s brightest stars such as our former millinery student Justin Smith, who helped create the headpiece worn by Angelina Jolie in Disney’s ‘Maleficent’.

The success of our students is matched by our high-profile national and international reputation for world-class excellence in Creative Arts including Fine Art, Fashion, Millinery, Photography, Design and Sculpture.

Our Higher Educational and Access to Higher Education courses are also exceptional. Whilst our Management and Professional Development courses, along with our vocational courses in Health and Care, Hair and Beauty, Business and Professional Studies and Multimedia, are some of the very best in the area. We are also proud to say our was graded outstanding by Ofsted.

We also know each student is looking for something different, which is why we offer hundreds of opportunities from full time, part time and evening courses to Higher Education, work-based learning and Apprenticeships.

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AAT Level 2

Campus Part time 22 - 25  January 2017 United Kingdom London

The AAT Level 2 course covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques from costing as well as double entry book keeping to computerised accounting. The course will also provide you with practical and theoretical understanding of systems in the modern workplace. [+]

Our Accounting Courses range from Beginner to Advanced level and are aimed at people who work or who wish to work in a role that requires Accountancy skills. Kensington and Chelsea College has been accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to deliver its accounting qualifications. AAT is a professional qualification and membership body. Its qualifications give students practical skills to work in a range of finance and accounting jobs. People with AAT qualifications go on to work at all levels and in all sectors of the economy with some running their own accountancy practices. Only AAT Approved training providers are allowed to deliver the AAT Accounting Qualification and they must first go through a rigorous verification process. We are delighted to be offering the AAT Accounting Qualification. Our tutors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in training accountancy students. Jane Scott Paul, AAT Chief Executive said: ‘Every business needs well trained finance staff and an AAT qualification demonstrates to a prospective employer that you have the skills to do job. Gaining a recognised accountancy qualification with AAT is the first step into a professional finance career.’ The AAT Level 2 course covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques from costing as well as double entry book keeping to computerised accounting. The course will also provide you with practical and theoretical understanding of systems in the modern workplace. AAT Level 2 comprises of 5 papers (Basic Accounting 1, Basic Accounting 2, Basic Costing, Computerised Accounting and Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance) and on successful completion you will be awarded the AAT Certificate in Accounting. Course Overview The AAT Level 2 course covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques from costing as well as double entry book keeping to computerised accounting. The course will also provide you with practical and theoretical understanding of systems in the modern workplace. AAT Level 2 comprises of 5 papers (Basic Accounting 1, Basic Accounting 2, Basic Costing, Computerised Accounting and Work Effectively in Accounting & Finance) and on successful completion you will be awarded the AAT Certificate in Accounting. Please note all learners enrolling on the AAT courses are required have AAT student membership costing £82 (plus £38 one-off admission fee). Registering as a student member with AAT will allow you to: Study with your training provider (KCC) Sit AAT assessments Access a host of resources to help with your studies and career progression. We advise that you register with AAT as soon as you enrol to avoid any delays in taking your assessments. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Various [-]

Access to Sports Science Level 3

Campus Part time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This one year course offers a flexible and comprehensive range of modules. Students select a personalised course that can meet a variety of outcomes. Modules are available at different levels and subject areas include Anatomy Physiology, Health & Fitness, Sports Injuries, [+]

Kensington and Chelsea College has a successful history of providing Further Education courses for adults. We offer a wide range of full-time and part-time courses right in the heart of London. There are often many reasons for returning to study later in life, you could simply want to pursue a new interest or hobby, or pick up where you left off at school. Whatever your reasons, we offer a wide variety of courses suitable for adult learning and be supported through your programme by our experienced and supportive staff. Course Overview This one year course offers a flexible and comprehensive range of modules. Students select a personalised course that can meet a variety of outcomes. Modules are available at different levels and subject areas include Anatomy Physiology, Health & Fitness, Sports Injuries, First Aid, Biomechanics, Sports Psychology, Diet and Nutrition, Coaching Skills and Sociology. These are applied to sport and exercise through classroom study, discussion and practical workshops. Acceptance on all courses is by interview only. You will need to demonstrate an interest and enthusiasm for the subject, along with a good level of both written and spoken English. Help and assistance can be given to students who have difficulty with language, numeric and IT skills. Successful completion of the course can lead directly into employment in the community, Higher Education or other vocational awards. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon/Tue 09:30 - 16:30 [-]

Advanced Cutting – Women's Hair for the Qualified Hairdresser

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Develop and enhance your cutting skills by enrolling on the advanced cutting course. Within the cutting course you will refresh your previous knowledge and gain skills in disconnection and asymmetric styles. [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses. All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment. We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs. Students also get the opportunity to work with Digital Media students during their projects to allow both courses to benefit from the others success. Course Overview Develop and enhance your cutting skills by enrolling on the advanced cutting course. Within the cutting course you will refresh your previous knowledge and gain skills in disconnection and asymmetric styles. Learn texturising and personalising all of your haircuts. For this course you will need to have a Level 2 Qualification in cutting hair and will need to provide evidence of your experience. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Advanced Printmaking

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This course will provide an opportunity for experienced printmakers to further their exploration of the diverse processes and techniques offered in print. You will work in the well-equipped studio with specialist facilities to further develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of [+]

We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview This course will provide an opportunity for experienced printmakers to further their exploration of the diverse processes and techniques offered in print. You will work in the well-equipped studio with specialist facilities to further develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of prints. Working within a studio provides a unique dynamic which encourages group discussions, collaboration and cross pollination of ideas and approaches, and can be a great way for artists to embrace their practice both technically and conceptually. You will be supported in this activity through individual tutorials and group critiques which are aimed at encouraging a useful reflective practice. Course Description This course will provide an opportunity for experienced printmakers to further their exploration of the diverse processes and techniques offered in print. You will work in the well-equipped studio with specialist facilities to further develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of prints. Working within a studio provides a unique dynamic which encourages group discussions, collaboration and cross pollination of ideas and approaches, and can be a great way for artists to enhance their practice both technically and conceptually. You will be supported in this activity through individual tutorials and group critiques which are aimed at encouraging a useful reflective practice. What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements) This class is aimed at experienced printmakers, therefore applicants should be confident using etching and printmaking equipment. What does the course lead to? This course provides an opportunity to gain confidence and autonomy when working within a print room. You will be encouraged to build a portfolio of prints which could to assist progression to higher level courses. Where will I study? The printmaking studio is at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, just off the Kings Road, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor, room CG05. How much should I study outside class? It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials, of your choice, outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended. Are any course materials online? Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment. Here you will find materials and information in support of your studies. What books and equipment do I need? You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron. You will also need heavy duty rubber gloves which can be bought in the studio. What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there? There is a studio fee of £20.00 per term payable to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio. Resources We are a well resourced department and have a well equipped printroom. You do not need to source your plates or paper for the course, we have large stocks of different materials which you can purchase from us in small quantities. The studio has excellent light and has specialist facilities for all the intaglio techniques and includes: 2 Rochat presses, bed size 26″x48″ 1 relief press for lino cuts, bed size 16”x20” A UV light exposure unit for transferring images to plates A3 flat-bed scanner to digitise something you have drawn or photographed Mac and PC computers using Photoshop for post production work on images you have shot or scanned in (drawing or photographs) Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Fri 10:30 - 16:30 [-]

Advanced Vectorworks for Interior Design

Campus Part time 5 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This 5 week course is for learners wanting to learn 3D Vectorworks. You should have completed the 2D Intermediate Vectorworks course. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following: [+]

Interior Design is an exciting and dynamic industry which brings together spatial design for living, working and leisure environments. We offer the stepping-stones to a career in the interior design industry, with introductory courses at level 1 and moving through Diplomas at level 2 and 3, and on towards Higher Education. You can also select to study shorter courses in essential areas such as CAD and Technical Drawing. Current students describe the experience of studying Interior Design at Kensington and Chelsea College as ‘Easy to follow, engaging visually and verbally, excellent, informative, and professional.’ Our team of experienced teaching staff will support you and guide you throughout your course. Creativity is at the centre of what we do, with practical studio activity including experimental sketchbook work, constructing spatial models with expressive materials and generating drawings and images to communicate your ideas. Interior design is also a precise and technical subject, where scale drawing, perspective visuals and use of CAD software such as Sketchup, PhotoShop and Vectorworks, are all part of a very contemporary and innovative profession. Learning takes you outside the class, with real projects, visits and contact with London’s design professionals. Design students at Kensington and Chelsea College achieve great success, with many gaining employment and up to 95% who apply to university are offered places. Course Overview This 5 week course is for learners wanting to learn 3D Vectorworks. You should have completed the 2D Intermediate Vectorworks course. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following: Session 1: Extrude 2D objects into 3D. Session 2: Apply textures and lighting to 3D interior and furniture Session 3: Render 3D objects using render works and other rendering modes Session 4: Position and adjust the camera tool to create perspective views Session 5: Presentation drawing/s of your 3D interior / furniture Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Tue 18:30 - 21:00 [-]

Award in Digital Learning for Educators Level 4

Campus Part time 20 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Level 4 Award in Digital Learning for Educators is a part-time course that will introduce you to a range of learning technologies. The course will help you to develop the skills you need to plan your courses to incorporate learning technologies into your teaching and empower your [+]

Learn how to become a teacher on part-time teaching qualifications. Your teaching career is in safe hands when you study with us. Our results speak for themselves. The success rates for most of our courses are higher than the national benchmark. Courses are offered with City and Guilds, Cambridge ESOL and Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), these were graded Outstanding at CCCU’s recent Ofsted inspection. There are many reasons why teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career for a wide range of skilled and talented people. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and provides you with the opportunity to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, it offers fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits. Kensington and Chelsea College offers courses that will help you to progress into teaching and develop your skills for the classroom. We offer teaching courses for those who are looking to teach English to Speakers of other Languages or for those who would like to teach in the lifelong learning sector. All programmes will enable students to progress towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and open the gate to employment in the teaching of adults. Course Overview The Level 4 Award in Digital Learning for Educators is a part-time course that will introduce you to a range of learning technologies. The course will help you to develop the skills you need to plan your courses to incorporate learning technologies into your teaching and empower your learners to become digitally literate. The FELTAG report and research have identified a number of factors that so far have prevented the large-scale adoption and innovative use of new and emerging digital technologies. This course aims to eliminate these difficulties and make it easier for educators to transform and enhance learning using technology. The course is assessed and delivered through a variety of blended learning approaches, together with face-to-face and e-learning. Who the Course if for? Anyone presently employed as a trainer/teacher/lecturer who aspires to integrate learning technologies into the classroom. Entry Requirements Competent ICT skills and the ability to demonstrate these. A good level of English (equivalent to level 2 – qualification not essential) Course Content The award comprises four units and has a value of 11 credits. Units will include: Curriculum Delivery Using Learning Technology Curriculum Planning for the Use of Learning Technologies Developing Digital Skills and a Learning Technology Toolkit Learning Technology in the Context of Teaching and Learning Campus: Kensington or Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 17:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Thu 13:00 - 16:30 [-]

Award in Education and Training

Campus Part time 11 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom London

The Award in Education and Training is designed for individuals who would like to begin the path towards becoming a teacher in Further Education and the Post-Compulsory Sector (i.e. teaching ages 16+). [+]

Learn how to become a teacher on part-time teaching qualifications. Your teaching career is in safe hands when you study with us. Our results speak for themselves. The success rates for most of our courses are higher than the national benchmark. Courses are offered with City and Guilds, Cambridge ESOL and Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), these were graded Outstanding at CCCU’s recent Ofsted inspection. There are many reasons why teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career for a wide range of skilled and talented people. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and provides you with the opportunity to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, it offers fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits. Kensington and Chelsea College offers courses that will help you to progress into teaching and develop your skills for the classroom. We offer teaching courses for those who are looking to teach English to Speakers of other Languages or for those who would like to teach in the lifelong learning sector. All programmes will enable students to progress towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and open the gate to employment in the teaching of adults. Course Overview The Award in Education and Training is designed for individuals who would like to begin the path towards becoming a teacher in Further Education and the Post-Compulsory Sector (i.e. teaching ages 16+). The Award in Education and Training provides basic preparation for people entering the profession from September 2007 or those without QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) Status who want to begin working towards this. Content will include: responsibilities and boundaries of the teaching role, teaching and learning strategies, communication skills, creating an effective learning environment, introduction to assessment, reflection, evaluation and feedback from teaching practice and/or micro teaching. How to apply: All prospective applicants must attend one of our Advice & Guidance sessions. These monthly events are hosted by a member of the Teacher Training Team and allow us to explain the various options available. It is also provides an opportunity for those present to ask questions and complete an initial assessment. No appointment is necessary and our friendly receptionist will direct you upon your arrival. Please note: it is important you arrive promptly for the beginning of the session. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 09:30 - 13:30 OR Times: Tue 09:30 - 13:30 [-]

Award in Education and Training (Blended)

Online & Campus Combined Part time May 2017 United Kingdom London

Kensington & Chelsea College have introduced a fast track Award in Education and Training course for those who intend to be teachers, trainers or instructors of adults. The course is also suitable for those who currently occupy such roles and wish to improve their practice. [+]

Learn how to become a teacher on part-time teaching qualifications. Your teaching career is in safe hands when you study with us. Our results speak for themselves. The success rates for most of our courses are higher than the national benchmark. Courses are offered with City and Guilds, Cambridge ESOL and Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), these were graded Outstanding at CCCU’s recent Ofsted inspection. There are many reasons why teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career for a wide range of skilled and talented people. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and provides you with the opportunity to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, it offers fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits. Kensington and Chelsea College offers courses that will help you to progress into teaching and develop your skills for the classroom. We offer teaching courses for those who are looking to teach English to Speakers of other Languages or for those who would like to teach in the lifelong learning sector. All programmes will enable students to progress towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and open the gate to employment in the teaching of adults. Course Overview Kensington & Chelsea College have introduced a fast track Award in Education and Training course for those who intend to be teachers, trainers or instructors of adults. The course is also suitable for those who currently occupy such roles and wish to improve their practice. The ‘blended’ method of delivery (3 in-house days spread over an 8/9 week period combined with on-line learning) has proven to be a very popular option for those who find it difficult to attend class on a weekly basis due to personal commitments. This City & Guilds accredited course is offered Level 3 and is the minimum requirement for those teaching in the publicly funded provision. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Fri 09:30 - 13:30 [-]

Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice – Level 4

Campus Part time 20 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This qualification is awarded by City & Guilds and is designed to support the Assessment and Quality Assurance of all Apprenticeships and Vocational Qualifications. This is an exciting opportunity to gain a qualification designed for those working [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses. All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment. We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs. Students also get the opportunity to work with Digital Media students during their projects to allow both courses to benefit from the others success. Course Overview This qualification is awarded by City & Guilds and is designed to support the Assessment and Quality Assurance of all Apprenticeships and Vocational Qualifications. This is an exciting opportunity to gain a qualification designed for those working towards a role in Internal Quality Assurance. You will be required to already be assessing in the workplace and be a subject specialist in your area. Evidence of your qualifications will be required Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 14:00 - 17:00 [-]

Basic Make-Up

Campus Part time 4 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom London

Want to learn the basic principles of make-up application? This short course teaches you about the different skin types, the most suitable foundation, the correct application and position for blusher as well as two eye make-up techniques. [+]

The Beauty Therapy section of Kensington and Chelsea College has developed a strong reputation as a first class training centre. Highly trained and experienced staff teach students in our fully equipped beauty salon. Students will develop new skills and learn client procedures in a friendly, professional, and supportive environment. Introductory, part-time and substantial courses provide the opportunity to gain qualifications in preparation for a career in beauty therapy. Course Overview Want to learn the basic principles of make-up application? This short course teaches you about the different skin types, the most suitable foundation, the correct application and position for blusher as well as two eye make-up techniques. Let’s not forget the use of liquid liner, mascara application and lipstick techniques. You will practice on each other as well as receive hand-outs to support your learning. You will need to bring along, face wipes, make-up brushes, foundation, eye-shadows, blusher, lipstick, eye pencil and mascara. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Wed 17:45 - 20:45 [-]

Beginner's Course in Vectorworks

Campus Part time 5 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is for complete beginners with no experience of Vectorworks. This 5 week beginner’s course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following: [+]

Interior Design is an exciting and dynamic industry which brings together spatial design for living, working and leisure environments. We offer the stepping-stones to a career in the interior design industry, with introductory courses at level 1 and moving through Diplomas at level 2 and 3, and on towards Higher Education. You can also select to study shorter courses in essential areas such as CAD and Technical Drawing. Current students describe the experience of studying Interior Design at Kensington and Chelsea College as ‘Easy to follow, engaging visually and verbally, excellent, informative, and professional.’ Our team of experienced teaching staff will support you and guide you throughout your course. Creativity is at the centre of what we do, with practical studio activity including experimental sketchbook work, constructing spatial models with expressive materials and generating drawings and images to communicate your ideas. Interior design is also a precise and technical subject, where scale drawing, perspective visuals and use of CAD software such as Sketchup, PhotoShop and Vectorworks, are all part of a very contemporary and innovative profession. Learning takes you outside the class, with real projects, visits and contact with London’s design professionals. Design students at Kensington and Chelsea College achieve great success, with many gaining employment and up to 95% who apply to university are offered places. Course Overview This course is for complete beginners with no experience of Vectorworks. This 5 week beginner’s course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following: Session 1: Set up a drawing – units, scale, paper, pens, palettes, saving and 2D CAD drawing tools – selection, line and text tool Session 2: Create 2D objects – rectangle, circle and polygon to form shapes Session 3: Use the editing tools – cut, copy, paste. Duplicate array, mirror, rotate, move and send tools Session 4: Create more complex objects – using Add, Clip and Combine surfaces tool and the attributes tool Session 5: Add text and dimensions to drawings Create furniture layouts for a studio apartment Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Tue 18:30 - 21:00 [-]

Beginners Barbering

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a short, ten week course, which is run one evening per week, and will introduce you to the basic cutting techniques required in Barbering. It is a popular well attended course which is run three times over the year. [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses. All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment. We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs. Students also get the opportunity to work with Digital Media students during their projects to allow both courses to benefit from the others success. Course Overview This is a short, ten week course, which is run one evening per week, and will introduce you to the basic cutting techniques required in Barbering. It is a popular well attended course which is run three times over the year. An in-house college certificate is awarded on completion of the course. the beginners barbering is a good course to do for anyone wishing to persue a career in this field and wish to progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in Barbering. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Beginners Cutting and Finish – Women's Hair

Campus Part time 8 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Beginners Cutting and Finish – Womens Hair: Ever wanted to learn how to cut hair? This short course is very hands-on and will teach you basic skills required to cut and style ladies hair. This course makes an excellent addition to those studying Introduction to Hairdressing at level 1 [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses. All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment. We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs. Students also get the opportunity to work with Digital Media students during their projects to allow both courses to benefit from the others success. Course Overview Beginners Cutting and Finish – Women's Hair: Ever wanted to learn how to cut hair? This short course is very hands-on and will teach you basic skills required to cut and style ladies hair. This course makes an excellent addition to those studying Introduction to Hairdressing at level 1 and ideal for those who want to learn how to perform an accurate one length hair cut, a one length Blow dry, long graduation, uniform layer, and a graduated bob. All learners are required to purchase a hairdressing kit from the college for this course. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Wed 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

BTEC Award in Fashion and Clothing Level 1 – Millinery

Campus Part time 9 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

An opportunity to learn core millinery skills, such as blocking, wiring, edging, trimming and finishing. You will start with felt before moving on to lighter weight materials. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview An opportunity to learn core millinery skills, such as blocking, wiring, edging, trimming and finishing. You will start with felt before moving on to lighter weight materials. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon Various [-]

BTEC Award in Fashion and Clothing Level 1 – Pattern Cutting

Campus Part time 12 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This well-structured programme is designed for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some essential sewing and pattern cutting techniques to prepare them for employment or self-employment in the fashion industry. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview This well-structured programme is designed for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some essential sewing and pattern cutting techniques to prepare them for employment or self-employment in the fashion industry. Through exercises in class, you will learn how to construct a skirt block and a variety of stylistic variations, as well as some key garment making techniques and processes. Homework each week will help to reinforce learning. Students wishing to further develop their skills in this area are able to build upon this learning by continuing their studies on the follow on certificate programme. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Ceramics and Pottery – Building Skills for the Advanced Potter

Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a full time level 3 course or have advanced making skills. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice. Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a full time level 3 course or have advanced making skills. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 16:00 OR Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Ceramic Workshop

Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn to design, make and decorate ceramics using a variety of techniques. Mixed level classes, beginners welcome. [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice. Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview Learn to design, make and decorate ceramics using a variety of techniques. Mixed level classes, beginners welcome. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 12:30 [-]

City & Guilds Level 4 Award in Colour and Colour Correction

Campus Part time 25 weeks October 2017 United Kingdom London

The Level 4 colour correction qualification is designed for qualified stylists working in the industry to give in depth knowledge and practical application of correcting colour. Colour correction is a major part of our industry [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses. All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment. We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs. Students also get the opportunity to work with Digital Media students during their projects to allow both courses to benefit from the others success. Course Overview The Level 4 colour correction qualification is designed for qualified stylists working in the industry to give in depth knowledge and practical application of correcting colour. Colour correction is a major part of our industry and developing skills in working in colour correction will develop your industry experience and create increased industry opportunities for you. You will need to purchase a kit for your course and provide evidence of your qualifications. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon Various [-]

Contemporary Printmaking – Intermediate

Campus Part time 5 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Contemporary Printmaking covers the intaglio techniques such as etching, monoprint, drypoint, collagraph and focuses on aspects of these to build on the skills taught in the Introduction to Printmaking course. [+]

We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview Contemporary Printmaking covers the intaglio techniques such as etching, monoprint, drypoint, collagraph and focuses on aspects of these to build on the skills taught in the Introduction to Printmaking course. Combining techniques will be encouraged and you will be directed to follow your own ideas as they develop during the course to increase your confidence as an artist. Regular discussion in class about contemporary artist’s work, their ideas and approach, will help inform projects and your own printmaking practice. Course Description These 4 courses are designed as a year’s programme but can also be taken individually.They are targeting learners who are not yet proficient in their printmaking skills and want to extend their creative and technical knowledge. We start in Term 1 with Monoprint, Drypoint, Collagraph, or Linocut, in Term 2 do a large amount of etching and in Term 3, progress individual projects which have developed during the year. Other techniques may be included where appropriate. Combining techniques is encouraged and the course plan is flexible where possible. Newcomers will join in the class project and be guided through techniques to start them off. More advanced learners can work on their own projects but join in group projects and critiques. The class day to day, will be a mixture of workshop time and structured learning by watching demonstrations and looking at artist’s work relevant to the class projects and your own interests. You are encouraged to find your own themes, preferred techniques and to push these to make creative prints finished to a high technical standard. Informal one-to-one tutorials, group critiques and discussions will support your progress and achievement. Final prints can be submitted for our end of year Printmaking Exhibition at the college gallery in early July when we enjoy a lively Private View evening to celebrate the work created during the year on all our courses. What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements) These classes are aimed at learners who have some experience of printmaking, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills or those who have an arts background in any other visual arts discipline and want to develop their ideas with printmaking. What does the course lead to? These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints to assist progression to our more advanced printmaking courses or other art courses such as foundation or degree courses. Where will I study? The printmaking studio is at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road SW10, just off the Kings Road, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor, room CG05. How much should I study outside class? It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials, of your choice, outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended. Are any course materials online? Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment. Here you will find materials and information in support of your studies. What books and equipment do I need? You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron. You will also need heavy duty rubber gloves which can be bought in the studio. What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there? There is a studio fee of £20.00 per term payable to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio. Resources We are a well resourced department and have a well equipped printroom. You do not need to source your plates or paper for the course, we have large stocks of different materials which you can purchase from us in small quantities. The studio has excellent light and has specialist facilities for all the intaglio techniques and includes: 2 Rochat presses, bed size 26″x48″ 1 relief press for lino cuts, bed size 16”x20” A UV light exposure unit for transferring images to plates A3 flat-bed scanner to digitise something you have drawn or photographed Mac and PC computers using Photoshop for post production work on images you have shot or scanned in (drawing or photographs) Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Couture Millinery Workshop – Spring Hats

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Develop your millinery skills in our specialist millinery studio with expert advice and technique demonstrations from a millinery professional. Focusing on Spring hats, in felts to lighter weight materials. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview Develop your millinery skills in our specialist millinery studio with expert advice and technique demonstrations from a millinery professional. Focusing on Spring hats, in felts to lighter weight materials. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

Couture Millinery Workshop – Summer Hats

Campus Part time 9 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

Develop your millinery skills in our specialist millinery studio with expert advice and technique demonstrations from a millinery professional. Focusing on Summer hats in lighter weight materials for special occasions. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview Develop your millinery skills in our specialist millinery studio with expert advice and technique demonstrations from a millinery professional. Focusing on Summer hats in lighter weight materials for special occasions. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

Couture Millinery Workshop – Winter Hats

Campus Part time 10 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

For those with previous millinery experience who want to extend their skills in this specialist area. Work on your own self-directed millinery projects with support and demonstrations from an expert millinery tutor. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview For those with previous millinery experience who want to extend their skills in this specialist area. Work on your own self-directed millinery projects with support and demonstrations from an expert millinery tutor. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

Darkroom: Advanced Workshops – Printing

Campus Part time 5 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a course for more advanced photographic printers, although processing film to a high quality and using alternative developers for different effects will be covered. You will learn how to print on fibre based paper to make exhibition prints using different developers and papers. [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels. There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well. Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium. We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters. The photography digital suite has Apple Mac computers (running Photoshop), Eizo colour managed monitors and film scanners. The photography darkroom has enlargers for 35mm and medium format film and printing on resin coated as well as fibre papers, film processing and film scanners all in the same facility. Students from our courses regularly go on to higher education or become working freelance photographers, an achievement indeed in a very competitive environment. If you are interested in anything photographic, we may have the course for you. Course Overview This is a course for more advanced photographic printers, although processing film to a high quality and using alternative developers for different effects will be covered. You will learn how to print on fibre based paper to make exhibition prints using different developers and papers. Toning, pre-flashing, split grading, lith printing and other more specialist techniques will be covered and there will be plenty of time to practice what you have learned. You need to be able to print a basic enlargement (knowledge equivalent to our Darkroom Skills course is appropriate) but, by the end of the course, you will be able to make an exhibition quality print. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Darkroom: Introduction to Black and White Processing and Printing

Campus Part time 5 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a beginners darkroom course, or a chance to take a refresher course if you have been away from darkrooms for a while. If you have used a basic camera (like a Holga or Lomo) or an advanced camera from the likes of Canon, Nikon or Pentax, this will give you a good grounding. [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels. There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well. Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium. We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters. The photography digital suite has Apple Mac computers (running Photoshop), Eizo colour managed monitors and film scanners. The photography darkroom has enlargers for 35mm and medium format film and printing on resin coated as well as fibre papers, film processing and film scanners all in the same facility. Students from our courses regularly go on to higher education or become working freelance photographers, an achievement indeed in a very competitive environment. If you are interested in anything photographic, we may have the course for you. Course Overview This is a beginners darkroom course, or a chance to take a refresher course if you have been away from darkrooms for a while. If you have used a basic camera (like a Holga or Lomo) or an advanced camera from the likes of Canon, Nikon or Pentax, this will give you a good grounding. Even if you only have digital pictures, you can still print in a darkroom (see Factsheet). You will start out in the first session processing a film (you need to bring one with you, see the Factsheet for details) and you will move on to making contact prints and enlargements. We are able to sell you small quantities of paper, so you do not need to buy any ahead of the course. Watching your print appear under a red light is magic you will never forget. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Design for Fashion Publishing

Campus Part time 10 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

This course will give you an introduction to magazine design. The course includes studying and applying corporate image as well as creating a variety of illustration styles and layout for magazine covers and articles. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview This course will give you an introduction to magazine design. The course includes studying and applying corporate image as well as creating a variety of illustration styles and layout for magazine covers and articles. These will help you to develop the creative skills you need to bring your ideas to life. You do not need any previous experience. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 17:00 [-]

Digital: Basic Digital Photography Skills

Campus Part time 4 - 5 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn the basics of using a DSLR camera and get to understand the menus, exposure modes, and accessories. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, our Digital SLR photography course for beginners will put you in control of your equipment and open up new horizons for you. [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels. There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well. Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium. We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters. The photography digital suite has Apple Mac computers (running Photoshop), Eizo colour managed monitors and film scanners. The photography darkroom has enlargers for 35mm and medium format film and printing on resin coated as well as fibre papers, film processing and film scanners all in the same facility. Students from our courses regularly go on to higher education or become working freelance photographers, an achievement indeed in a very competitive environment. If you are interested in anything photographic, we may have the course for you. Course Overview Learn the basics of using a DSLR camera and get to understand the menus, exposure modes, and accessories. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, our Digital SLR photography course for beginners will put you in control of your equipment and open up new horizons for you. The aim is to get you comfortably photographing a variety of situations and scenarios, and all without relying on the ‘auto’ mode! The course tutor will set weekly projects for you to develop skills learned in practice sessions and workshops. Students will present their weekly photos to the class and gain valuable critical feedback. Students will need to own their own DSLR camera allowing access to manual controls. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Times: Fri 10:00 - 13:00 Times: Wed 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Digital: Creative Photography Skills

Campus Part time 5 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom London

If you have completed our Basic Digital Photography Skills course, or feel you have already picked up a good working knowledge of digital cameras on your own, then this course is for you. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, this course is the perfect progression from our Basic Course [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels. There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well. Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium. We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters. The photography digital suite has Apple Mac computers (running Photoshop), Eizo colour managed monitors and film scanners. The photography darkroom has enlargers for 35mm and medium format film and printing on resin coated as well as fibre papers, film processing and film scanners all in the same facility. Students from our courses regularly go on to higher education or become working freelance photographers, an achievement indeed in a very competitive environment. If you are interested in anything photographic, we may have the course for you. Course Overview If you have completed our Basic Digital Photography Skills course, or feel you have already picked up a good working knowledge of digital cameras on your own, then this course is for you. Taught in our well-equipped photography studio and on location, this course is the perfect progression from our Basic Course and focuses on developing the ability to take good pictures while beginning to think like a photographer, you will shoot mini-assignments between classes and study the work of the great photographers. Sharing your pictures with classmates will stimulate discussion and help to build your confidence to take your photos to the next level. Students will need to own their own DSLR camera that allows them access to manual controls. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon 18:00 - 21:00 OR Times: Wed 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Drawing & Painting – Extended Workshop

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a termly course for people with some painting experience who wish to build on their skills and knowledge, improve their practice or aspire to progress to higher level courses. A wide range of media, techniques and subject matter will be studied through practising drawing [+]

Our Painting & Drawing Courses aim to provide something for everyone. For the beginner who wants to learn about a new expressive medium or for the more experienced practitioner who wants the chance to experiment and find constructive criticism. Our courses allow for beginners and experienced practitioners to work together exploring different painting materials, techniques and subject disciplines. Drawing is an essential skill that underpins all of our artistic and creative endeavours. Drawing allows us to be expressive and descriptive, to explore and to communicate. We offer a range of drawing classes that will allow you to investigate drawing practice with guidance and support. Our drawing courses are grounded in established practice but embrace innovation and experimentation. Life drawing and painting classes give learners the opportunity to study and work from the human figure and explore different mediums, materials and techniques. Drawing from the figure can inspire many different forms of artistic inquiry; from an exploration of identity to an understanding of human physicality. Observation, composition, measuring and expression are key elements and poses are also given an historical reference and context. No particular school or philosophy of art governs our course provision except a commitment to the excellence of the learning experience. Art materials are not included in the course fee but basic materials can be purchased from the college at reasonable prices. Any extra costs will be indicated in the course outline or at interview and advice sessions. (Please note that for life drawing classes a nude model is used.) Course Overview This is a termly course for people with some painting experience who wish to build on their skills and knowledge, improve their practice or aspire to progress to higher level courses. A wide range of media, techniques and subject matter will be studied through practising drawing and painting in a series of varied and lively projects. Studio tutorials will support individual development. You will learn about the work of contemporary and historical artists through termly visits to galleries, museums or artist’s studios. You will need a sketchbook and some basic tools such as pencils and brushes.Art materials costs are not included in the course fee. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Evening Printmaking Workshop

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This printmaking workshop is a practical studio based programme for beginners and intermediate students. You will gain a good overview of the printmaking media and grounding in a wide range of techniques such as Drypoint, Collagraph, Lino Cut, Monoprinting, Etching and Photo-Etching. [+]

We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview This printmaking workshop is a practical studio based programme for beginners and intermediate students. You will gain a good overview of the printmaking media and grounding in a wide range of techniques such as Drypoint, Collagraph, Lino Cut, Monoprinting, Etching and Photo-Etching. Course Description You will learn to work in the light and the well-equipped print studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. You will be introduced to each printmaking technique by demonstration while looking at the work of other artists. Following techniques will be covered throughout the year; Drypoint, Collagraph, Lino cut, Monoprinting, Etching and Photo-Etching. Informal one-to-one tutorials, group tutorials and feedback will encourage each student’s personal strengths and interests. You are encouraged to explore the creative and more experimental possibilities of these processes while also gaining a good working knowledge of the traditional skills. In the third term, presentation of prints, editioning guidelines and mounting skills will be taught in preparation for finished work to be shown in the printmaking end of year summer show at the Hortensia Gallery. What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements) These classes are aimed at beginners, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills and those who have a basic arts experience in any other visual arts discipline. What does the course lead to? These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints to assist progression to our more advanced printmaking courses or other art courses. Where will I study? The printmaking studio is at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, just off the Kings Road, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor, room CG05. How much should I study outside class? It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials, of your choice, outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended. Are any course materials online? Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment. Here you will find materials and information in support of your studies. What books and equipment do I need? You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron. You will also need heavy duty rubber gloves which can be bought in the studio. What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there? There is a studio fee of £16.50 payable each term to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio. Resources We are a well resourced department and have a well equipped printroom. You do not need to source your plates or paper for the course, we have large stocks of different materials which you can purchase from us in small quantities. The studio has excellent light and has specialist facilities for all the intaglio techniques and includes: 2 Rochat presses, bed size 26″x48″ 1 relief press for lino cuts, bed size 16”x20” A UV light exposure unit for transferring images to plates A3 flat-bed scanner to digitise something you have drawn or photographed Mac and PC computers using Photoshop for post production work on images you have shot or scanned in (drawing or photographs) Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:30 [-]

Exploring Printmaking

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a structured coure for those who would like to explore the potential and possibilities of conventional printmaking mediums, such as monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint etc. Beginners are welcome Studio fee £20 per term. [+]

We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview This is a structured coure for those who would like to explore the potential and possibilities of conventional printmaking mediums, such as monoprint, drypoint, etching, aquatint etc. Beginners are welcome Studio fee £20 per term. Resources We are a well resourced department and have a well equipped printroom. You do not need to source your plates or paper for the course, we have large stocks of different materials which you can purchase from us in small quantities. The studio has excellent light and has specialist facilities for all the intaglio techniques and includes: 2 Rochat presses, bed size 26″x48″ 1 relief press for lino cuts, bed size 16”x20” A UV light exposure unit for transferring images to plates A3 flat-bed scanner to digitise something you have drawn or photographed Mac and PC computers using Photoshop for post production work on images you have shot or scanned in (drawing or photographs) Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Extended Intermediate Vectorworks

Campus Part time 5 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom London

This 5 week course is for learners wanting to further develop their 2D Vectorworks skills. You should have successfully completed the course in Intermediate Vectorworks at KCC. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following: [+]

The following Art & Design Courses are for students wishing to undertake a substantial programme of study in one of the above disciplines. When applying, students need to select which specialist area they wish to study. Whatever you choose; Pottery, Sculptural Ceramics, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Interior Design, Multimedia, Stained or Kiln formed Glass, you will find our courses challenging and empowering. We will help you start at the level of course that is right for you and enable you to progress onto the next stage and into work or higher education. On all courses, projects are designed to mirror the industry and take you through the design process while you develop a high level of skill and professional practice. You will benefit from our prestigious team of lecturing staff. Exhibitions, held at various stages of the year, give the opportunity for students to show their work in a public context. Specialist workshops are fully equipped with machinery, tools and materials appropriate to the subject area. You will also be able to buy essential tools and materials from the College. Course Overview This 5 week course is for learners wanting to further develop their 2D Vectorworks skills. You should have successfully completed the course in Intermediate Vectorworks at KCC. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following: Session 1 Overview of Interface Introducing new 2D icons and shortcut keys Session 2 Graphic attributes Fill options – solid, hatch or gradient Session 3 Creating and Editing symbols Session 4 Classes and Layers Applying attributes to classes Session 5 Viewports creating a sheet with different views , titles , dimensions etc… Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue 18:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:00 [-]

Functional Maths

Campus Part time 15 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom London

We offer maths functional skills courses for adults to develop practical skills that you need to live, study and work. You will learn to use maths in real-life situations that you can use every day. The courses run at our Kensington centre in Wornington Road. [+]

Kensington and Chelsea College has a successful history of providing Further Education courses for adults. We offer a wide range of full-time and part-time courses right in the heart of London. There are often many reasons for returning to study later in life, you could simply want to pursue a new interest or hobby, or pick up where you left off at school. Whatever your reasons, we offer a wide variety of courses suitable for adult learning and be supported through your programme by our experienced and supportive staff. Course Overview We offer maths functional skills courses for adults to develop practical skills that you need to live, study and work. You will learn to use maths in real-life situations that you can use every day. The courses run at our Kensington centre in Wornington Road. The courses run at Level 1 or Level 2 to support you to move on to GCSE English or maths. You are welcome to come in to the Kensington Centre on Mondays between 1-3pm for advice and guidance and to take a test to determine your level. You will work towards the Edexcel Functional Skills qualification. Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements but before you enrol you will take a short test with one of our tutors to help us decide what is the best level for you. If you have already passed a functional skills course and want to study for the next level, please bring your certificates with you when you come in for your test. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed Various [-]

Garment Making

Campus Part time 10 - 11 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Students are introduced to sewing and to using commercial patterns to make a simple garment. This useful course includes measuring, cutting, sewing techniques, fitting and pressing. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview Students are introduced to sewing and to using commercial patterns to make a simple garment. This useful course includes measuring, cutting, sewing techniques, fitting and pressing. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

GCSE English

Campus Part time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This L2 qualification is essential for future employment and higher study in any subject. With options for day or evening, this course is designed for learners who prefer to study in an environment that is very different to previous school experiences [+]

If you left school without the skills, confidence or qualifications you now need, or want to improve your skills towards a future in higher education and employment – we have classes that will help you. Kensington and Chelsea College offers English and maths qualifications that will give you the skills you need for work, education and everyday life. We offer qualifications to suit individual needs. The courses take place mornings, afternoons or evenings, on two sites, and at different levels. To find out more and to enrol, you need to come to one of our Advice and Guidance sessions and our staff will assess which is the right level course for you. All of our courses run for a full academic year (from September to July) and at the end of the course you will complete your studies with an assessment in order to give you a recognised qualification. Many of our students are coming back to study for the first time in years. Students will be taught in small friendly classes with a relaxed and informal atmosphere offering a mixture of group and individual work. Course Overview This L2 qualification is essential for future employment and higher study in any subject. With options for day or evening, this course is designed for learners who prefer to study in an environment that is very different to previous school experiences and wish to achieve Grade A*-C. The course will improve your confidence and communication skills both verbally and in writing and will help you to become a more skillful reader. It includes a fascinating investigation into modern spoken English in the 21st Century and its impact on us and the way we write. Even though the main focus is on language, the course does give you the opportunity to study some modern short story texts. Please bring evidence of any qualifications you already have to the initial assessment session where you will be asked to complete an assessment test. If you have not sat any exams before for personal reasons, come to be assessed and advised. Days and Times are subject to change. GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C. Campus: Kensington Centre or Chelsea Centre Times: Various [-]

GCSE Maths

Campus Part time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This stimulating level 2 qualification is for anyone with a good grounding in maths who needs a GCSE for employment, further study, teacher training or personal development. Topics covered include graphs and geometry, statistics and algebra. [+]

If you left school without the skills, confidence or qualifications you now need, or want to improve your skills towards a future in higher education and employment – we have classes that will help you. Kensington and Chelsea College offers English and maths qualifications that will give you the skills you need for work, education and everyday life. We offer qualifications to suit individual needs. The courses take place mornings, afternoons or evenings, on two sites, and at different levels. To find out more and to enrol, you need to come to one of our Advice and Guidance sessions and our staff will assess which is the right level course for you. All of our courses run for a full academic year (from September to July) and at the end of the course you will complete your studies with an assessment in order to give you a recognised qualification. Many of our students are coming back to study for the first time in years. Students will be taught in small friendly classes with a relaxed and informal atmosphere offering a mixture of group and individual work. Course Overview This stimulating level 2 qualification is for anyone with a good grounding in maths who needs a GCSE for employment, further study, teacher training or personal development. Topics covered include graphs and geometry, statistics and algebra. If you feel confident about your maths skills and want a qualification then this is the course for you. The course is suitable for those who have never taken GCSE before as well as those who have previously achieved a grade D. You will be required to take a test to make sure that you skills are right for a successful year’s study at this level. GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Various [-]

General English

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

General English to improve speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. You will learn about British life and culture whilst developing grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Your level should be B1. [+]

Course Overview General English to improve speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. You will learn about British life and culture whilst developing grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Your level should be B1. These course is available to EEA nationals or any other nationals with a Tier 5 visa or other visa that allows you to study in the UK. We are unable to support you to find accommodation. Fees do not include accommodation, course books, meals, travel, visits or any other activities that may be organised for you. You will receive a certificate that states your course name and Summer School 2016. All courses are dependent on student demand and the courses listed above may be subject to change. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Fri 09:00 - 12:00 [-]

General English Courses (ESOL)

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom London

ESOL courses are for learners who want to improve their English language conversation and written skills in order to get a job or continue studying. English classes run in the morning, afternoon or evening in central London at Kensington [+]

Do you want to improve your English language conversation and writing skills? Would you like to gain a national ESOL qualification? ESOL courses are for learners who want to improve their English language conversation and written skills in order to get a job or continue studying. English classes run in the morning, afternoon or evening in central London at Kensington (close to Ladbroke Grove and Portobello Road) and the Chelsea Centre (just off London’s King’s Road). ESOL Entry 1 ESOL Entry 2 ESOL Entry 3 ESOL Level 1 ESOL Level 2 [-]

Glass Workshop

Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Extend your skills or learn to make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items in the kiln, as well as the traditional techniques of copper foiling and stained glass. All levels welcome. [+]

We offer a large range of kiln formed glass and architectural stained glass courses in London at the Kensington Centre. The following courses are part time courses. These courses range from introductory to advanced level so whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience, we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you and develop your glass knowledge, skills and practice. Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in glass or simply enjoying learning your craft. Past students have been winners in the glass category of the V & A’s ‘Inspired By‘ competition as well as the architectural glass Stevens’ Competition. Students are encouraged to participate as this is a very useful stepping stone for careers in the glass contemporary practice or progression to university. Our workshops are well equipped with Kiln Formed Glass and Stained Glass facilities including a variety of kilns, decorative and cold glass working machinery including sand blasting cabinet, diamond drill, grinders and linisher with all grade bands. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practising and exhibiting their works, and also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview Extend your skills or learn to make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items in the kiln, as well as the traditional techniques of copper foiling and stained glass. All levels welcome. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue 18:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Tue 13:30 - 16:00 [-]

Glass Workshop - Building Skills for the Advanced Glass Artist

Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a full time level 3 course or have advanced making skills. Students pay for glass used and a studio fee. [+]

We offer a large range of kiln formed glass and architectural stained glass courses in London at the Kensington Centre. The following courses are part time courses. These courses range from introductory to advanced level so whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience, we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you and develop your glass knowledge, skills and practice. Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in glass or simply enjoying learning your craft. Past students have been winners in the glass category of the V & A’s ‘Inspired By‘ competition as well as the architectural glass Stevens’ Competition. Students are encouraged to participate as this is a very useful stepping stone for careers in the glass contemporary practice or progression to university. Our workshops are well equipped with Kiln Formed Glass and Stained Glass facilities including a variety of kilns, decorative and cold glass working machinery including sand blasting cabinet, diamond drill, grinders and linisher with all grade bands. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practising and exhibiting their works, and also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a full time level 3 course or have advanced making skills. Students pay for glass used and a studio fee. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Hairdressing Apprenticeship L3

Campus Part time 34 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom London

An NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity working and earning a real salary whilst gaining your qualification.This is progression from Level 2 developing and enhancing your skills. [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses. All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment. We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs. Students also get the opportunity to work with Digital Media students during their projects to allow both courses to benefit from the others success. Course Overview An NVQ Level 3 Hairdressing Apprenticeship is an exciting opportunity working and earning a real salary whilst gaining your qualification.This is progression from Level 2 developing and enhancing your skills. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 09:30 - 16:30 [-]

How to draw: Measured Drawing & Drawing Systems

Campus Part time 8 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

Measured Drawing classes will teach students measuring systems and will concentrate on the process of drawing rather than the subject. It is a drawing from observation class that examines; sight, size, comparative measurement, tonal, actual size and total view. [+]

Our Painting & Drawing Courses aim to provide something for everyone. For the beginner who wants to learn about a new expressive medium or for the more experienced practitioner who wants the chance to experiment and find constructive criticism. Our courses allow for beginners and experienced practitioners to work together exploring different painting materials, techniques and subject disciplines. Drawing is an essential skill that underpins all of our artistic and creative endeavours. Drawing allows us to be expressive and descriptive, to explore and to communicate. We offer a range of drawing classes that will allow you to investigate drawing practice with guidance and support. Our drawing courses are grounded in established practice but embrace innovation and experimentation. Life drawing and painting classes give learners the opportunity to study and work from the human figure and explore different mediums, materials and techniques. Drawing from the figure can inspire many different forms of artistic inquiry; from an exploration of identity to an understanding of human physicality. Observation, composition, measuring and expression are key elements and poses are also given an historical reference and context. No particular school or philosophy of art governs our course provision except a commitment to the excellence of the learning experience. Art materials are not included in the course fee but basic materials can be purchased from the college at reasonable prices. Any extra costs will be indicated in the course outline or at interview and advice sessions. (Please note that for life drawing classes a nude model is used.) Course Overview Measured Drawing classes will teach students measuring systems and will concentrate on the process of drawing rather than the subject. It is a drawing from observation class that examines; sight, size, comparative measurement, tonal, actual size and total view. Many different systems of drawing clearly and simply laid out will be explored over the weeks. This is a good class for beginners or practising artists. Tough but good. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Fri 10:00 - 12:30 [-]

How to draw from the model: Developmental

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills [+]

Our Painting & Drawing Courses aim to provide something for everyone. For the beginner who wants to learn about a new expressive medium or for the more experienced practitioner who wants the chance to experiment and find constructive criticism. Our courses allow for beginners and experienced practitioners to work together exploring different painting materials, techniques and subject disciplines. Drawing is an essential skill that underpins all of our artistic and creative endeavours. Drawing allows us to be expressive and descriptive, to explore and to communicate. We offer a range of drawing classes that will allow you to investigate drawing practice with guidance and support. Our drawing courses are grounded in established practice but embrace innovation and experimentation. Life drawing and painting classes give learners the opportunity to study and work from the human figure and explore different mediums, materials and techniques. Drawing from the figure can inspire many different forms of artistic inquiry; from an exploration of identity to an understanding of human physicality. Observation, composition, measuring and expression are key elements and poses are also given an historical reference and context. No particular school or philosophy of art governs our course provision except a commitment to the excellence of the learning experience. Art materials are not included in the course fee but basic materials can be purchased from the college at reasonable prices. Any extra costs will be indicated in the course outline or at interview and advice sessions. (Please note that for life drawing classes a nude model is used.) Course Overview In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing. Examining factors such as expression allied to the use of medium and establishing a contemporary and historical context for life drawing. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon 10:00 - 12:30 [-]

How to draw from the model: In Context

Campus Part time 10 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills [+]

Our Painting & Drawing Courses aim to provide something for everyone. For the beginner who wants to learn about a new expressive medium or for the more experienced practitioner who wants the chance to experiment and find constructive criticism. Our courses allow for beginners and experienced practitioners to work together exploring different painting materials, techniques and subject disciplines. Drawing is an essential skill that underpins all of our artistic and creative endeavours. Drawing allows us to be expressive and descriptive, to explore and to communicate. We offer a range of drawing classes that will allow you to investigate drawing practice with guidance and support. Our drawing courses are grounded in established practice but embrace innovation and experimentation. Life drawing and painting classes give learners the opportunity to study and work from the human figure and explore different mediums, materials and techniques. Drawing from the figure can inspire many different forms of artistic inquiry; from an exploration of identity to an understanding of human physicality. Observation, composition, measuring and expression are key elements and poses are also given an historical reference and context. No particular school or philosophy of art governs our course provision except a commitment to the excellence of the learning experience. Art materials are not included in the course fee but basic materials can be purchased from the college at reasonable prices. Any extra costs will be indicated in the course outline or at interview and advice sessions. (Please note that for life drawing classes a nude model is used.) Course Overview In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing. Examining factors such as expression allied to the use of medium and establishing a contemporary and historical context for life drawing. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon 10:00 - 12:30 [-]

How to draw from the model: Technique & Process

Campus Part time 10 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon [+]

Our Painting & Drawing Courses aim to provide something for everyone. For the beginner who wants to learn about a new expressive medium or for the more experienced practitioner who wants the chance to experiment and find constructive criticism. Our courses allow for beginners and experienced practitioners to work together exploring different painting materials, techniques and subject disciplines. Drawing is an essential skill that underpins all of our artistic and creative endeavours. Drawing allows us to be expressive and descriptive, to explore and to communicate. We offer a range of drawing classes that will allow you to investigate drawing practice with guidance and support. Our drawing courses are grounded in established practice but embrace innovation and experimentation. Life drawing and painting classes give learners the opportunity to study and work from the human figure and explore different mediums, materials and techniques. Drawing from the figure can inspire many different forms of artistic inquiry; from an exploration of identity to an understanding of human physicality. Observation, composition, measuring and expression are key elements and poses are also given an historical reference and context. No particular school or philosophy of art governs our course provision except a commitment to the excellence of the learning experience. Art materials are not included in the course fee but basic materials can be purchased from the college at reasonable prices. Any extra costs will be indicated in the course outline or at interview and advice sessions. (Please note that for life drawing classes a nude model is used.) Course Overview In a critical and supportive environment this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing. Examining factors such as expression allied to the use of medium and establishing a contemporary and historical context for life drawing. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon 10:00 - 12:30 [-]

Improve Your English Creatively (English with Art & Design)

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

“Improve Your English Creatively” is a 2 week course that develops your English in an Art & Design setting. You will learn English whilst developing skills in art and design- including photography and drawing- with specialist teachers. [+]

Course Overview “Improve Your English Creatively” is a 2 week course that develops your English in an Art & Design setting. You will learn English whilst developing skills in art and design- including photography and drawing- with specialist teachers. Your level should be B1-B2. Trips: 2 afternoons per week (optional. These course is available to EEA nationals or any other nationals with a Tier 5 visa or other visa that allows you to study in the UK. We are unable to support you to find accommodation. Fees do not include accommodation, course books, meals, travel, visits or any other activities that may be organised for you. You will receive a certificate that states your course name and Summer School 2016. All courses are dependent on student demand and the courses listed above may be subject to change. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Fri 09:00 - 12:00 [-]

Improve Your English Creatively (English with Fashion)

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

“Improve Your English Creatively” is a 2 week course that develops your English in a Fashion setting. You will learn English, whilst developing basic skills in fashion techniques and illustration, with specialist teachers. Your level should be B1-B2. [+]

Kensington and Chelsea College has a successful history of providing Further Education courses for adults. We offer a wide range of full-time and part-time courses right in the heart of London. There are often many reasons for returning to study later in life, you could simply want to pursue a new interest or hobby, or pick up where you left off at school. Whatever your reasons, we offer a wide variety of courses suitable for adult learning and be supported through your programme by our experienced and supportive staff. Course Overview “Improve Your English Creatively” is a 2 week course that develops your English in a Fashion setting. You will learn English, whilst developing basic skills in fashion techniques and illustration, with specialist teachers. Your level should be B1-B2. Trips: 2 afternoons per week (optional). These course is available to EEA nationals or any other nationals with a Tier 5 visa or other visa that allows you to study in the UK. We are unable to support you to find accommodation. Fees do not include accommodation, course books, meals, travel, visits or any other activities that may be organised for you. You will receive a certificate that states your course name and Summer School 2016. All courses are dependent on student demand and the courses listed above may be subject to change. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Fri 09:00 - 12:00 [-]

Installing and Configuring Windows 10

Campus Full time 1 week August 2017 United Kingdom London

This course provides administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to deploy and manage Windows 10 desktops, devices, and applications in an enterprise environment. Students learn how to plan and implement Windows 10 deployments in large organizations. [+]

Business and Management skills are essential for people working in all sectors. Whether you wish to find your first job, gain professional development in your current role, or take the next step in your career, we provide the know-how you need. Courses have a strong employability focus, giving you an opportunity to learn new skills and share ideas. Course Overview This course provides administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to deploy and manage Windows 10 desktops, devices, and applications in an enterprise environment. Students learn how to plan and implement Windows 10 deployments in large organizations. Students also learn how to manage the Windows 10 installations after deployment to provide secure identity and data access using technologies related to Group Policy, Remote Access, and device registration. To support a variety of device and data management solutions, Microsoft Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Azure Rights Management are introduced. These services are part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite, which provides identity and access management, and cloud-based device, application, and update management. In addition, Enterprise Mobility Suite offers more secure data access to information stored both in the cloud and on location within corporate networks. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Fri 09:00 - 17:30 [-]

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Campus Full time 1 week August 2017 United Kingdom London

Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. [+]

Business and Management skills are essential for people working in all sectors. Whether you wish to find your first job, gain professional development in your current role, or take the next step in your career, we provide the know-how you need. Courses have a strong employability focus, giving you an opportunity to learn new skills and share ideas. Course Overview Get hands-on instruction and practice installing and configuring Windows Server 2012, including Windows Server 2012 R2, in this five-day Microsoft Official Course. This course is part one in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. This course maps directly to and is the preferred choice for hands-on preparation for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, which is the first of three exams required for the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 credential. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Fri 09:00 - 17:30 [-]

Intermediate Vectorworks

Campus Part time 5 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This 5 week course is for learners wanting to learn more about 2D Vectorworks. You should have completed the Beginner’s course in Vectorworks , have technical drawing skills and computer literacy already in place. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following: [+]

Interior Design is an exciting and dynamic industry which brings together spatial design for living, working and leisure environments. We offer the stepping-stones to a career in the interior design industry, with introductory courses at level 1 and moving through Diplomas at level 2 and 3, and on towards Higher Education. You can also select to study shorter courses in essential areas such as CAD and Technical Drawing. Current students describe the experience of studying Interior Design at Kensington and Chelsea College as ‘Easy to follow, engaging visually and verbally, excellent, informative, and professional.’ Our team of experienced teaching staff will support you and guide you throughout your course. Creativity is at the centre of what we do, with practical studio activity including experimental sketchbook work, constructing spatial models with expressive materials and generating drawings and images to communicate your ideas. Interior design is also a precise and technical subject, where scale drawing, perspective visuals and use of CAD software such as Sketchup, PhotoShop and Vectorworks, are all part of a very contemporary and innovative profession. Learning takes you outside the class, with real projects, visits and contact with London’s design professionals. Design students at Kensington and Chelsea College achieve great success, with many gaining employment and up to 95% who apply to university are offered places. Course Overview This 5 week course is for learners wanting to learn more about 2D Vectorworks. You should have completed the Beginner’s course in Vectorworks , have technical drawing skills and computer literacy already in place. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following: Session 1: Overview – Setting up a drawing – units, scale, paper, pens, palettes, saving and 2D CAD drawing tools selection and line tool Create and edit 2D objects Session 2: Create complex objects and work with the attributes tool Session 3: Floor plan drawing and working with layers Session 4: Set up a section drawing, add colour and figures Session 5: Complete floor plan and section drawing Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Tue 18:30 - 21:00 [-]

International Cambridge English Courses

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom London

These courses are designed to enable you to pass the following internationally-recognised Cambridge exams: [+]

These courses are designed to enable you to pass the following internationally-recognised Cambridge exams: Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE) Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) IELTS (International English Language Testing System) These courses cover a range of knowledge and all the skills needed for that particular exam – reading, writing, grammar, speaking and listening. CAE CPE IELTS FCE [-]

Introduction to Fashion Illustration

Campus Part time 4 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn how to illustrate your fashion design ideas. This course is ideal for relative beginners and will take you on your first steps to representing your ideas effectively. Ideal for thos who wish to develop more confidence in this area. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview Learn how to illustrate your fashion design ideas. This course is ideal for relative beginners and will take you on your first steps to representing your ideas effectively. Ideal for thos who wish to develop more confidence in this area. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Wed 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

Introduction to Interior Design

Campus Part time 8 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

For students with an interest in Interior Design, learn the basic elements of how to: survey a space, select colours and materials, learn technical and free-hand drawing, produce mood and sample boards and prepare a portfolio of work for entry into more advanced courses. [+]

The following Art & Design Courses are for students wishing to undertake a substantial programme of study in one of the above disciplines. When applying, students need to select which specialist area they wish to study. Whatever you choose; Pottery, Sculptural Ceramics, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Interior Design, Multimedia, Stained or Kiln formed Glass, you will find our courses challenging and empowering. We will help you start at the level of course that is right for you and enable you to progress onto the next stage and into work or higher education. On all courses, projects are designed to mirror the industry and take you through the design process while you develop a high level of skill and professional practice. You will benefit from our prestigious team of lecturing staff. Exhibitions, held at various stages of the year, give the opportunity for students to show their work in a public context. Specialist workshops are fully equipped with machinery, tools and materials appropriate to the subject area. You will also be able to buy essential tools and materials from the College. Course Overview For students with an interest in Interior Design, learn the basic elements of how to: survey a space, select colours and materials, learn technical and free-hand drawing, produce mood and sample boards and prepare a portfolio of work for entry into more advanced courses. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Wed 10:00 - 15:00 [-]

Introduction to Millinery

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn some basic processes of hat making in order to creat your own hats. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview Learn some basic processes of hat making in order to creat your own hats. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Introduction to Pattern Cutting

Campus Part time 10 - 20 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

This structured programme is for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some pattern cutting techniques. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview This structured programme is for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some pattern cutting techniques. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

Introduction to Printmaking

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This Introductin to Printmaking course is a practical studio based programme and combines structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will gain a good overview of the printmaking media and grounding in a wide range of techniques such [+]

We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview This Introductin to Printmaking course is a practical studio based programme and combines structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will gain a good overview of the printmaking media and grounding in a wide range of techniques such as Drypoint, Collagraph, Lino cut, Monoprinting, Etching and Photo-Etching. Course Description You will learn to work in the light and the well-equipped print studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. You will be introduced to each printmaking technique by demonstration while looking at the work of other artists. Following techniques will be covered throughout the year; Drypoint, Collagraph, Lino cut, Monoprinting, Etching and Photo-Etching. Informal one-to-one tutorials, group tutorials and feedback will encourage each student’s personal strengths and interests. You are encouraged to explore the creative and more experimental possibilities of these processes while also gaining a good working knowledge of the traditional skills. In the third term, presentation of prints, editioning guidelines and mounting skills will be taught in preparation for finished work to be shown in the printmaking end of year summer show at the Hortensia Gallery. What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements) These classes are aimed at beginners, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills and those who have a basic arts experience in any other visual arts discipline. What does the course lead to? These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints to assist progression to our more advanced printmaking courses or other art courses. Where will I study? The printmaking studio is at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road, just off the Kings Road, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor, room CG05. How much should I study outside class? It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials, of your choice, outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended. Are any course materials online? Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment. Here you will find materials and information in support of your studies. What books and equipment do I need? You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron. You will also need heavy duty rubber gloves which can be bought in the studio. What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there? There is a studio fee of £16.50 payable each term to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon 14:00 - 17:30 Resources We are a well resourced department and have a well equipped printroom. You do not need to source your plates or paper for the course, we have large stocks of different materials which you can purchase from us in small quantities. The studio has excellent light and has specialist facilities for all the intaglio techniques and includes: 2 Rochat presses, bed size 26″x48″ 1 relief press for lino cuts, bed size 16”x20” A UV light exposure unit for transferring images to plates A3 flat-bed scanner to digitise something you have drawn or photographed Mac and PC computers using Photoshop for post production work on images you have shot or scanned in (drawing or photographs) [-]

Jewellery and Silversmithing - Building Skills for the Advanced Jeweller

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This course will be offered exclusively to those with considerable previous experience in jewellery making. The programme will be led and taught by the Head of Jewellery with members of the team visiting to deliver specialist skills. [+]

Our motivating and enthusiastic team of Jewellery and Silversmithing lecturers are all practising makers and freelance commercial designers as well as experienced teachers. The department is well connected with the industry and current events and benefits from links with businesses in Hatton Garden’s jewellery quarter and with galleries, suppliers and exhibitions across London. Our team promotes a ‘hands on’ experience where you can learn and practice a wide range of skills for constructing, soldering and forming metal as well as stone setting, surface decoration and finishing. Our courses offer as much bench-work experience as possible as we believe this nurtures a thorough understanding of practical and 3-dimensional problem solving as well as gaining knowledge about materials and processes. Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in jewellery or simply enjoying learning your craft. Five of our past students have been winners in the jewellery category of the V & A’s annual ‘Inspired By’ competition and many more runners up have exhibited their work at the V & A during this competition over the past 11 years. Students have progressed to Higher Education at degree and MA level and set up their own successful businesses. Amongst the professional designers exhibiting at Origin, Goldsmith’s Fair and Dazzle are those who began their journey to success at Kensington and Chelsea College. These are part time Jewellery and Silversmithing courses. For more substantial Jewellery, Glass and Pottery courses please check our Art and Design Qualifications courses. Course Overview This course will be offered exclusively to those with considerable previous experience in jewellery making. The programme will be led and taught by the Head of Jewellery with members of the team visiting to deliver specialist skills. The course aims to give the advanced jewellery designer a dynamic and challenging experience which will encourage the development of an individual signature style as well as advancing technical skills at a rapid pace. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 16:00 OR Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:00 [-]

Jewellery Evening Workshop

Campus Part time 4 - 5 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

A mixed level course which covers a range of jewellery and silversmithing techniques. This course offers the opportunity to learn metal-working skills for making decorative objects such as jewellery, or functional objects such as spoons or bowls. [+]

Our motivating and enthusiastic team of Jewellery and Silversmithing lecturers are all practising makers and freelance commercial designers as well as experienced teachers. The department is well connected with the industry and current events and benefits from links with businesses in Hatton Garden’s jewellery quarter and with galleries, suppliers and exhibitions across London. Our team promotes a ‘hands on’ experience where you can learn and practice a wide range of skills for constructing, soldering and forming metal as well as stone setting, surface decoration and finishing. Our courses offer as much bench-work experience as possible as we believe this nurtures a thorough understanding of practical and 3-dimensional problem solving as well as gaining knowledge about materials and processes. Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in jewellery or simply enjoying learning your craft. Five of our past students have been winners in the jewellery category of the V & A’s annual ‘Inspired By’ competition and many more runners up have exhibited their work at the V & A during this competition over the past 11 years. Students have progressed to Higher Education at degree and MA level and set up their own successful businesses. Amongst the professional designers exhibiting at Origin, Goldsmith’s Fair and Dazzle are those who began their journey to success at Kensington and Chelsea College. These are part time Jewellery and Silversmithing courses. For more substantial Jewellery, Glass and Pottery courses please check our Art and Design Qualifications courses. Course Overview A mixed level course which covers a range of jewellery and silversmithing techniques. This course offers the opportunity to learn metal-working skills for making decorative objects such as jewellery, or functional objects such as spoons or bowls. Non precious metal will be available from the tutor. Students will be expected to purchase their own precious materials. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Wed 18:30 - 21:00 [-]

Jewellery Workshop

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

A mixed level course which covers a range of jewellery and silversmithing techniques. This course offers the opportunity to learn metal-working skills for making decorative objects such as jewellery, or functional objects such as spoons or bowls. [+]

Our motivating and enthusiastic team of Jewellery and Silversmithing lecturers are all practising makers and freelance commercial designers as well as experienced teachers. The department is well connected with the industry and current events and benefits from links with businesses in Hatton Garden’s jewellery quarter and with galleries, suppliers and exhibitions across London. Our team promotes a ‘hands on’ experience where you can learn and practice a wide range of skills for constructing, soldering and forming metal as well as stone setting, surface decoration and finishing. Our courses offer as much bench-work experience as possible as we believe this nurtures a thorough understanding of practical and 3-dimensional problem solving as well as gaining knowledge about materials and processes. Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in jewellery or simply enjoying learning your craft. Five of our past students have been winners in the jewellery category of the V & A’s annual ‘Inspired By’ competition and many more runners up have exhibited their work at the V & A during this competition over the past 11 years. Students have progressed to Higher Education at degree and MA level and set up their own successful businesses. Amongst the professional designers exhibiting at Origin, Goldsmith’s Fair and Dazzle are those who began their journey to success at Kensington and Chelsea College. These are part time Jewellery and Silversmithing courses. For more substantial Jewellery, Glass and Pottery courses please check our Art and Design Qualifications courses. Course Overview A mixed level course which covers a range of jewellery and silversmithing techniques. This course offers the opportunity to learn metal-working skills for making decorative objects such as jewellery, or functional objects such as spoons or bowls. Non precious metal will be available from the tutor. Students will be expected to purchase their own precious materials. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue 10:00 - 13:00 [-]

Landscape and Environmental Photography in Greece

Campus Full time 2 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a unique course run on the Greek island of Syros in the Cyclades group. It combines landscape and environmental photography with the chance of a full time week of photographic projects with others who have a passion for photography. [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels. There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well. Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium. We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters. The photography digital suite has Apple Mac computers (running Photoshop), Eizo colour managed monitors and film scanners. The photography darkroom has enlargers for 35mm and medium format film and printing on resin coated as well as fibre papers, film processing and film scanners all in the same facility. Students from our courses regularly go on to higher education or become working freelance photographers, an achievement indeed in a very competitive environment. If you are interested in anything photographic, we may have the course for you. Course Overview This is a unique course run on the Greek island of Syros in the Cyclades group. It combines landscape and environmental photography with the chance of a full time week of photographic projects with others who have a passion for photography. The course includes, but is not limited to, camera skills, location and editorial photography techniques, story telling, using flash on location and, for the first time this year, underwater photography. It is open to both basic and advanced students as the structure of the course allows for individual sessions at different levels. It is suitable for both digital and film photographers and a medium format film camera (together with a tripod) will be available for students. Pricing is based on the type of accommodation you book (we have single rooms, twin and double rooms available) and a special reduced price for partners not taking part in the course itself. Transfers from arrival points on the island are included, but travel to the island is extra. [-]

Masterclass: Photo-Polymer

Campus Part time 2 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom London

Photo-etching is a method of etching an image into a metal plate using a light-sensitive ground. The image may come from a photograph, drawing or a printout. Over two days you will be introduced to each stage of the photo-etching process. [+]

We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview Photo-etching is a method of etching an image into a metal plate using a light-sensitive ground. The image may come from a photograph, drawing or a printout. Over two days you will be introduced to each stage of the photo-etching process. This will include how to prepare and output images for photo-etching using PhotoShop, preparing the photo-etching plate, exposing the image, and developing, etching and printing from a zinc plate. No previous knowledge of printmaking is required however a basic knowledge of Photoshop software is a benefit. There will be a studio of fee of for the two days, this will cover disposable materials such as inks, tissue and newsprint, cleaning materials etc. However you will need to buy your own zinc, emulsion and printing paper, all of which can be purchased on site. Campus: TBA Times: Times Wed 10:30 - 16:30 [-]

Masterclass – Colour Viscosity Printing for Etching

Campus Full time 1 week March 2017 United Kingdom London

If you enjoy using colour in your printmaking or painting why not try this exciting multi-colour printing technique which allows you to print several colours from a single plate or image. [+]

We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview If you enjoy using colour in your printmaking or painting why not try this exciting multi-colour printing technique which allows you to print several colours from a single plate or image. By rolling different viscosities of ink across the surfaces of the plate, the process combines the principles of relief and intaglio printing achieving exciting, unexpected colour blends and effects. It was pioneered by British printmaker Stanley William Hayter in the 1960’s. You will work on two small images simultaneously learing to deep etch an image into zinc plates to achieve different levels in the surface. You will then learn to mix different viscosities of coloured inks, how to apply them to your image and print on to paper. Once you get printing the possibilities become exciting and experimental with many variations to explore. Printing experience is helpful but beginners with an art background are welcome. The studio in the Carlyle building (Room CG05) at the Chelsea Centre is light, spacious and well-equipped with specialist facilities for etching. There are 2 Rochat presses bed size 26 x 56 inches. The course fee includes all materials. Maximum 8 places. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Masterclass – Mezzotint

Campus Part time 1 week October 2017 United Kingdom London

Among many printmaking techniques and processes, mezzotint (half-tone) in particular stands out when it comes to creating rich, velvety blacks, and delicate, soft mid-greys. It is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts. [+]

We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview Among many printmaking techniques and processes, mezzotint (half-tone) in particular stands out when it comes to creating rich, velvety blacks, and delicate, soft mid-greys. It is a perfect medium for reproducing dramatic light effects and contrasts. After a detailed demonstration, you will be using your own drawings or photographic references which will be developed into a suitable image to transfer on to a pre-rocked copper plate. Before working on your plate you will have some exercises with the mezzotint rocker, burnisher and scraper. You will also be introduced to some other alternative techniques related to this medium. The studio in the Carlyle building (Room CG05) at the Chelsea Centre is light, spacious and well-equipped with specialist facilities for etching. There are 2 Rochat presses bed size 26 x 56 inches. No previous experience required. All materials are provided inclluding tea and coffee. Maximum 8 places Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon/Tue 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Millinery Masterclass: Thermoplastics Specialist Workshop

Campus Part time 1 week November 2017 United Kingdom London

These new high-tech thermo plastic materials will revolutionise and change the way we create millinery. We will focus on the best three new materials, and will explore their extraordinary qualities and benefits. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview These new high-tech thermo plastic materials will revolutionise and change the way we create millinery. We will focus on the best three new materials, and will explore their extraordinary qualities and benefits. Learn how to block crowns, brims and make trim. Its quick and easy to use, its light and self-adhesive (no wire, stiffener or drying time needed) and the form holds its shape well. It can be sewn by hand or on a machine, painted, covered, cut with scissors and is versatile. The opportunities are endless, they lend themselves well to all forms of millinery from top hats to sculptural light weight headpieces as well as traditional crown & brim hats. They are also fantastic for theatrical millinery and props. There is a thermoplastic for all applications so choosing the right one is critical. Thermoplastics can reduce time and materials and increase profit. Please bring: large household scissors, plastic apron (optional) a heat gun (if you already have one), Material to cover and line the thermo plastic (stretch is best ) Bias binding, Silicone spotted gardening gloves (tight fitting) or rubber and blocking pins and/or ties (if you already have them). You will be supplied with thermoplastics – an additional £50 is chargeable in class. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed/Thu 16:00 - 21:00 [-]

Pattern Cutting: Award Level 1

Campus Part time 20 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This structured programme is for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some pattern cutting techniques. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview This structured programme is for students with basic sewing skills to learn and develop some pattern cutting techniques. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

Photoshop: Basic Skills

Campus Part time 6 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a course for those who have yet to experience this powerful and exciting image-manipulation programme for designers, artists and photographers. Learn how to scan images, make layers, collage text and images and create a multitude of special effects on photographs or hand-created artwork. Exciting project work allows you to realise your new skills in context. [+]

If you have a flair for design or a passion for digital media, choose from our range of courses in the areas of multimedia, computer aided design and web page design. These courses that can take you from a beginner to Professional Development. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable lecturers are all practicing professionals in their field and will help you to build a strong portfolio for application to Higher Education courses or to employment in what is a rapid-growth industry. Course Overview This is a course for those who have yet to experience this powerful and exciting image-manipulation programme for designers, artists and photographers. Learn how to scan images, make layers, collage text and images and create a multitude of special effects on photographs or hand-created artwork. Exciting project work allows you to realise your new skills in context. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 18:30 - 21:00 [-]

Pottery Workshop

Campus Part time 8 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience, you will develop and learn new skills, from sculptural techniques to throwing on the wheel, making moulds and trying different glazing techniques. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice. Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview Whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience, you will develop and learn new skills, from sculptural techniques to throwing on the wheel, making moulds and trying different glazing techniques. Students pay for clay used and a studio fee. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue 18:30 - 21:00 OR Times: Wed 18:30 - 21:00 [-]

Specialist Fashion Techniques: Creative Pattern Cutting

Campus Part time 8 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

For those with previous sewing experience, an opportunity to advance your pattern cutting skills by learning how to develop patterns for contemporary garments from work on the stand. Please bring a basic sewing kit, pencils, paper and scissors. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview For those with previous sewing experience, an opportunity to advance your pattern cutting skills by learning how to develop patterns for contemporary garments from work on the stand. Please bring a basic sewing kit, pencils, paper and scissors. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

Specialist Millinery Techniques: Experimental Trimmings

Campus Part time 2 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn how to work in traditional and non-traditional ways with veling and crin to add drama to your millinery. Ideal for students with previous millinery experience who wish to expand their expertise with new materials and approaches. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview Learn how to work in traditional and non-traditional ways with veling and crin to add drama to your millinery. Ideal for students with previous millinery experience who wish to expand their expertise with new materials and approaches. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Specialist Millinery Techniques: Experimental Trimmings

Campus Part time 2 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn how to work in traditional and non-traditional ways with veling and crin to add drama to your millinery. Ideal for students with previous millinery experience who wish to expand their expertise with new materials and approaches. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview Learn how to work in traditional and non-traditional ways with veling and crin to add drama to your millinery. Ideal for students with previous millinery experience who wish to expand their expertise with new materials and approaches. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Specialist Millinery Techniques: Fabric Hats

Campus Part time 6 weeks May 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn how to extend your millinery or pattern cutting skills to create patterns for soft fabric hats for autumn/winter. Fabric hats constitute an important area of the millinery market. This course will help you to make your soft hat ideas become a wearable reality, whether for yourself or for others. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview Learn how to extend your millinery or pattern cutting skills to create patterns for soft fabric hats for autumn/winter. Fabric hats constitute an important area of the millinery market. This course will help you to make your soft hat ideas become a wearable reality, whether for yourself or for others. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

Specialist Millinery Techniques: Feather Masterclass with Ian Bennet

Campus Part time 3 weeks October 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn from a true maestro of feathers - Ian Bennett – how to shape, curl, dye, assemble and create stunning, professional-looking feather trimmings for hats and headpieces. Ideal for those who wish to add these techniques to their arsenal of millinery skills. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview Learn from a true maestro of feathers - Ian Bennett – how to shape, curl, dye, assemble and create stunning, professional-looking feather trimmings for hats and headpieces. Ideal for those who wish to add these techniques to their arsenal of millinery skills. Feathers available to purchase in class. Please bring a basic sewing kit and note pad. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Specialist Millinery Techniques: Hand Shaping for Millinery

Campus Part time 4 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn how to create beautiful and individual headpieces and trimmings using straw and sinamay sculpting techniques. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview Learn how to create beautiful and individual headpieces and trimmings using straw and sinamay sculpting techniques. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

Specialist Millinery Techniques: Innovative Trimmings

Campus Part time 2 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn how feathers may be used in traditional and non-traditional ways in millinery. Feathers can add an instant chic to a hat, used to create drama and mystery, be flamboyant or just plain wacky. This course is ideal for those with previous millinery experience who wish to broaden their expertise. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview Learn how feathers may be used in traditional and non-traditional ways in millinery. Feathers can add an instant chic to a hat, used to create drama and mystery, be flamboyant or just plain wacky. This course is ideal for those with previous millinery experience who wish to broaden their expertise. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Specialist Millinery Techniques: Occasion Hats

Campus Part time 3 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

The summer season is the busiest period for milliners. Special occasions such as weddings, Ascot, Glyndebourne and Henley demand headwear that makes the wearer look stylish and stand out from the crowd. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview The summer season is the busiest period for milliners. Special occasions such as weddings, Ascot, Glyndebourne and Henley demand headwear that makes the wearer look stylish and stand out from the crowd. This course covers some of the key techniques to create high fashion, statement millinery. Ideal for those with previous millinery experience who wish to broaden and refine their expertise. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 10:00 - 17:00 [-]

Specialist Millinery Techniques: Statement Hats

Campus Part time 6 weeks May 2017 United Kingdom London

The summer season is the busiest period for milliners. Special occasions such as weddings, Ascot, Glyndebourne and Henley demand headwear that makes the wearer look stylish and stand out from the crowd. [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview The summer season is the busiest period for milliners. Special occasions such as weddings, Ascot, Glyndebourne and Henley demand headwear that makes the wearer look stylish and stand out from the crowd. This course covers some of the key techniques to create high fashion, statement millinery. Ideal for those with previous millinery experience who wish to broaden and refine their expertise. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Studio: Lighting for Portraiture

Campus Part time 5 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

Portraiture and photographing people has been central to photography from the beginning. This course looks at ideas around shooting people both on location (environmental portraits) and in the studio with a brief look at studio lighting techniques. [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels. There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well. Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium. We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters. The photography digital suite has Apple Mac computers (running Photoshop), Eizo colour managed monitors and film scanners. The photography darkroom has enlargers for 35mm and medium format film and printing on resin coated as well as fibre papers, film processing and film scanners all in the same facility. Students from our courses regularly go on to higher education or become working freelance photographers, an achievement indeed in a very competitive environment. If you are interested in anything photographic, we may have the course for you. Course Overview Portraiture and photographing people has been central to photography from the beginning. This course looks at ideas around shooting people both on location (environmental portraits) and in the studio with a brief look at studio lighting techniques. You will learn about posing, setting up lights, using available light and hand held as well as studio flash. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Studio: Portraiture in Black & White – Studio to Darkroom

Campus Part time 5 weeks February 2017 United Kingdom London

Using studio lighting, and your own film cameras, or our medium format cameras, you will learn how to take studio portraits in black and white. on film. Having shot them, you will then go into our darkroom and learn how to process and then print the film. [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels. There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well. Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium. We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters. The photography digital suite has Apple Mac computers (running Photoshop), Eizo colour managed monitors and film scanners. The photography darkroom has enlargers for 35mm and medium format film and printing on resin coated as well as fibre papers, film processing and film scanners all in the same facility. Students from our courses regularly go on to higher education or become working freelance photographers, an achievement indeed in a very competitive environment. If you are interested in anything photographic, we may have the course for you. Course Overview Using studio lighting, and your own film cameras, or our medium format cameras, you will learn how to take studio portraits in black and white. on film. Having shot them, you will then go into our darkroom and learn how to process and then print the film. No previous knowledge of studio or darkroom work is required. Even if you do not own a film camera, you will still be able to shoot on film using ours.You will be advised on what type of film is useful for studio work and the varieties of different photographic papers available to enhance your final image. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Throwing Masterclass

Campus Part time 8 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This 8 week course is ideal for students who wish to improve their throwing skills, ideally for students with some experience, although beginners will be accommodated. As a small group with a maximum of up to 6 students you will receive focused tuition. [+]

Whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience in Pottery & Ceramics we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you to develop your ceramic knowledge, skills and practice. Our workshops are equipped with specialist tools and equipment including wheels, spray equipment, a variety of kilns, clays, slips and glazes. We fire to earthenware and stoneware temperatures and stock basic materials which students can buy at a reduced price as and when required. There will be an additional studio fee to cover the cost of shared materials. Our experienced team of lecturers are all practicing, exhibiting ceramicists who also have professional teaching qualifications. They will give you plenty of support and you will benefit from learning within a friendly adult environment. Course Overview This 8 week course is ideal for students who wish to improve their throwing skills, ideally for students with some experience, although beginners will be accommodated. As a small group with a maximum of up to 6 students you will receive focused tuition. There will be a small fee for firing work. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Wet Shaving and Advanced Techniques

Campus Part time 6 weeks May 2017 United Kingdom London

Wet shaving is a fast growing service in the Barbering industry . Enhance your technical skills and earning potential by enrolling on this Wet Shaving course. You will learn how to prepare the skin, [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses. All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment. We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs. Students also get the opportunity to work with Digital Media students during their projects to allow both courses to benefit from the others success. Course Overview Wet shaving is a fast growing service in the Barbering industry . Enhance your technical skills and earning potential by enrolling on this Wet Shaving course. You will learn how to prepare the skin, gain knowledge of products and equipment to use, develop hot towel and wet shaving techniques and gain awareness of health and safety requirements. This course is for qualified barbers/hairdressers who are working in the industry. Evidence of experience and qualifications is equired prior to enrolment . Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Wed 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Diploma

AAT Diploma in Accounting and Business L2

Campus Part time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is aimed at 16 to 18 year olds wishing to pursue a career in accountancy, finance or business. You will be training to become a business professional and get into a competitive field with a qualification that sets you apart from other candidates. [+]

Kensington and Chelsea College has a successful history of providing Further Education courses for adults. We offer a wide range of full-time and part-time courses right in the heart of London. There are often many reasons for returning to study later in life, you could simply want to pursue a new interest or hobby, or pick up where you left off at school. Whatever your reasons, we offer a wide variety of courses suitable for adult learning and be supported through your programme by our experienced and supportive staff. Course Overview This course is aimed at 16 to 18 year olds wishing to pursue a career in accountancy, finance or business. You will be training to become a business professional and get into a competitive field with a qualification that sets you apart from other candidates. You will study a range of topics from Computerised Accounts and Payroll to Processing Bookkeeping Transactions and Applied Business Communications and Personal Skills. To support you to succeed in your chosen field you will study to gain essential skills in English, Maths and ICT as well as benefit from having 1-2-1 tutorial and group tutorials. Following successful completion of the Diploma you can choose to study further by moving on to the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting or on to an apprenticeship. Successful learners can expect to eligible for junior job roles such as Accounts Assistants, Accounts Receivable Assistant, Bookkeeping Assistant, Finance Assistant, Finance Administrator Accounts Clerk, Accounts Clerk and Payroll Clerk. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue/Wed 09:30 - 16:30 [-]

Access to Business Studies

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Our Access to Business Studies Diploma is an established and recognised route into university which has been running at Kensington and Chelsea College for twenty years. In the past students have gone on to study degrees in Management, [+]

Business and Management skills are essential for people working in all sectors. Whether you wish to find your first job, gain professional development in your current role, or take the next step in your career, we provide the know-how you need. Courses have a strong employability focus, giving you an opportunity to learn new skills and share ideas. Course Overview Our Access to Business Studies Diploma is an established and recognised route into university which has been running at Kensington and Chelsea College for twenty years. In the past students have gone on to study degrees in Management, Accounting and Finance, Administration, International Business, Music and Sport Management and other related areas., Students have successfully progressed on to high-ranking Universities throughout the United Kingdom, such as: King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Brunel, Exeter, Queen Mary, Manchester and City. We also have a close relationship with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Birkbeck. You will study modules in Study Skills, Accounts, European Studies and Business Organisation. ICT is integrated into all areas of the diploma. You will receive extensive support throughout the course, including guidance around all aspects of your University application. To study on the Diploma you will need very good English and Maths. If you do not have GCSE A – C (or equivalent) in maths you will have to take this alongside the course. This course involves a lot of private study time alongside the three days in college so you must be committed and serious about studying at advanced level. Students interested in the Diploma will be invited for an assessment in written English and maths as well attend an interview to discuss their suitability. You will also be expected to supply a reference. Students must be 19 or over. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon/Tue/Wed 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Access to Business Studies Diploma

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Our Access to Business Studies Diploma is an established and recognised route into university which has been running at Kensington and Chelsea College for twenty years. In the past students have gone on to study degrees in Management, Accounting and Finance, Administration, International Business, Music and Sport Management and other related areas... [+]

Our Access to Business Studies Diploma is an established and recognised route into university which has been running at Kensington and Chelsea College for twenty years. In the past students have gone on to study degrees in Management, Accounting and Finance, Administration, International Business, Music and Sport Management and other related areas., Students have successfully progressed on to high-ranking Universities throughout the United Kingdom, such as: King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Brunel, Exeter, Queen Mary, Manchester and City. We also have a close relationship with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Birkbeck. You will study modules in Study Skills, Accounts, European Studies and Business Organisation. ICT is integrated into all areas of the diploma. You will receive extensive support throughout the course, including guidance around all aspects of your University application. To study on the Diploma you will need very good English and Maths. If you do not have GCSE A – C (or equivalent) in maths you will have to take this alongside the course. This course involves a lot of private study time alongside the three days in college so you must be committed and serious about studying at advanced level. Students interested in the Diploma will be invited for an assessment in written English and maths as well attend an interview to discuss their suitability. You will also be expected to supply a reference. Students must be 19 or over. This is a hugely rewarding course which can offer you the opportunity to achieve your full potential and change your life. Course Code: 16PAM100-20 Start Date: 12th September '16 Campus: Kensington Centre Duration: 35 weeks Lecturer: M Naden/H Steele Times various: 10:00 - 16:00 19 Plus £3022 Non-EU Fee £8500 [-]

Access to HE Diploma (Psychology and Counselling)

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This pathway is intended for students who wish to study for a psychology and/or Counselling degree at University. Our Diploma courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications that enable successful students to progress onto degree level study at University. [+]

Kensington and Chelsea College has a successful history of providing Further Education courses for adults. We offer a wide range of full-time and part-time courses right in the heart of London. There are often many reasons for returning to study later in life, you could simply want to pursue a new interest or hobby, or pick up where you left off at school. Whatever your reasons, we offer a wide variety of courses suitable for adult learning and be supported through your programme by our experienced and supportive staff. Course Overview This pathway is intended for students who wish to study for a Psychology and/or Counselling degree at University. Our Diploma courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications that enable successful students to progress onto degree level study at University. The Psychology and Counselling Diploma programme is the most suitable route for you if you are looking to go on to study a degree in subjects such as: Psychology, Psychology with Counselling, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Education with Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology with Professional Development or other similar subjects. The pathway will enable you to gain a solid introduction to the field of counselling, study key counselling methods such as CBT and Transactional analysis and also develop the skills you will need to become a successful counsellor. On the Psychology and counselling Diploma, you will study core modules in Study Skills, which will enable you to develop the essential skills you will need to be a successful student at University, along with three modules, namely, psychology, counselling and sociology. If the degree you are aiming to study requires you to have GCSE in Maths and English, you will also have the opportunity to achieve these qualifications within your programme of study. You will receive extensive support throughout the course, including guidance around all aspects of your University application. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Various [-]

Access to Higher Education: Humanities & Social Sciences

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Our Diploma courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications that enable successful students to progress onto degree level study at University. The Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma programme is the most suitable route for you if you are looking to go on to study a degree in [+]

Kensington and Chelsea College has a successful history of providing Further Education courses for adults. We offer a wide range of full-time and part-time courses right in the heart of London. There are often many reasons for returning to study later in life, you could simply want to pursue a new interest or hobby, or pick up where you left off at school. Whatever your reasons, we offer a wide variety of courses suitable for adult learning and be supported through your programme by our experienced and supportive staff. Course Overview Our Diploma courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications that enable successful students to progress onto degree level study at University. The Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma programme is the most suitable route for you if you are looking to go on to study a degree in subjects such as: Psychology, English Literature and/or Language, History, Politics, International Relations and/or Development studies, Sociology, Criminology, Law, African and Caribbean studies or other similar subjects. Over recent years are students have successfully progressed on to high-ranking Universities throughout the United Kingdom, such as: Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Brunel, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Sheffield and York. We also have a particularly close relationship with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Birkbeck. On the Humanities and Social Sciences Diploma, you will study core modules in Study Skills, which will enable you to develop the essential skills you will need to be a successful student at University, along with a choice of three modules from the wide range of options that we offer on this programme. If the degree you are aiming to study will require you to have GCSE or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English, you will also have the opportunity to achieve these qualifications within your programme of study. You will receive extensive support throughout the course, including guidance around all aspects of your University application. The optional modules that can be taken on the course are as follows: African and Caribbean Studies (we are the only College in London that offers this course) Anthropology English Literature Phycology Politics Art History Anthropology Sociology Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Various [-]

Access to Higher Education: Law

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This pathway is intended for students who wish to study for a Law degree at University but do not have the required entry qualifications. Our Diploma is recognised by all HE Institutions: last year all of our successful students went on to study law at University. [+]

Kensington and Chelsea College has a successful history of providing Further Education courses for adults. We offer a wide range of full-time and part-time courses right in the heart of London. There are often many reasons for returning to study later in life, you could simply want to pursue a new interest or hobby, or pick up where you left off at school. Whatever your reasons, we offer a wide variety of courses suitable for adult learning and be supported through your programme by our experienced and supportive staff. Course Overview This pathway is intended for students who wish to study for a Law degree at University but do not have the required entry qualifications. Our Diploma is recognised by all HE Institutions: last year all of our successful students went on to study law at University. Many students continue to read law at prestigious universities such as SOAS, Cambridge, Kings and Exeter. This Diploma covers a wide range of areas within law such as tort, contract and criminal law in preparation for degree level with a strong focus on core modules required at university. You will also study the English legal system and take part in mock trials in units such as the trial process. The course equips students with the tools needed to study law at undergraduate level by developing legal research skills, improving their essay writing, examination and note taking techniques through study skills. Students will be supported through the university application process. Those who do not already have GCSE passes in Maths& English will also have the option of studying for GCSE equivalencies. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Various [-]

Access to higher education Law Diploma

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This pathway is intended for students who wish to study for a Law degree at University but do not have the required entry qualifications. Our Diploma is recognised by all HE Institutions: last year all of our successful students went on to study law at University. Many students continue to read law at prestigious universities such as SOAS, Cambridge, Kings and Exeter... [+]

This pathway is intended for students who wish to study for a Law degree at University but do not have the required entry qualifications. Our Diploma is recognised by all HE Institutions: last year all of our successful students went on to study law at University. Many students continue to read law at prestigious universities such as SOAS, Cambridge, Kings and Exeter. This Diploma covers a wide range of areas within law such as tort, contract and criminal law in preparation for degree level with a strong focus on core modules required at university. You will also study the English legal system and take part in mock trials in units such as the trial process. The course equips students with the tools needed to study law at undergraduate level by developing legal research skills, improving their essay writing, examination and note taking techniques through study skills. Students will be supported through the university application process. Those who do not already have GCSE passes in Maths& English will also have the option of studying for GCSE equivalencies. Course Code: 16EAH002-01 Start Date: 5th September '16 Campus: Kensington Centre Duration: 35 weeks Lecturer: Team Times: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Various 19 Plus £3022 Non-EU Fee £8500 [-]

Access to Social Science

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Access to HE Diploma in Social Sciences is an intensive one year programme of study. It will equip you with the skills, experience and qualifications to go on to study a range of higher education courses in social science areas that can then lead to careers in social work, [+]

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are for anyone considering going to university but who doesn’t have the subject specific qualifications to gain access to their chosen subject. Completion of these courses enables progression to study at degree level. Many of our learners go on to study at Britain’s most prestigious universities. We offer Access to Higher Education courses in a wide range of subjects including Nursing, Radiography, Sports Science, Paramedic Studies, Midwifery, Phycology, Art History, Anthropology, Humanities and Social Sciences and Law. We also run Higher Education courses in a range of subjects. These can be a more affordable option than university as our fees are less expensive than many universities plus, for some, we have financial support options. Our higher education provision has successfully achieved the UK standards set by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). Course Overview The Access to HE Diploma in Social Sciences is an intensive one year programme of study. It will equip you with the skills, experience and qualifications to go on to study a range of higher education courses in social science areas that can then lead to careers in social work, psychologists, and probation officers, as well as professionals involved in the development of social policy as many of our past students are working in those fields. Some of the subjects you will be studying are: Anthropology Psychology Politics Study Skills Over recent years our students have successfully progressed on to high-ranking Universities throughout the United Kingdom and beyond, such as: Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College London, The London School of Economics, Brunel, Goldsmiths, Queen Mary, Exeter and York. We also have a progression agreement with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Birkbeck. What Are the Entry Requirements? GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grades A*-C Awarding Body: Gateway Qualifications Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri Various [-]

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – 3D Interior Design

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Kensington

An intensive one year course, where you will learn interior spatial design and styling to give you the skills and experience to develop as a creative Interior Designer. Through practical projects, [+]

Course Overview An intensive one year course, where you will learn interior spatial design and styling to give you the skills and experience to develop as a creative Interior Designer. Through practical projects, you will learn how to develop and create a concept for an interior from designing the space to styling it with colour, pattern and texture, visualizing your ideas using computer aided design and model-making. We will introduce you to design methods and technical skills, leading to 3-dimensional thinking and analysis. Projects will range from domestic, to commercial interiors in the local area. At the end of this course, many students progress onto the Higher National Certificate in Interior Architecture at KCC, a degree course in Architecture /Interior Design or employment. What background and qualifications do you need to join? If you are 16–18 on year of entry: You must have a BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design with at least M grade (predicted or achieved) or an AS level qualification in Art and Design with a C or above grade. English and Maths at Grade C or above is preferred but if you do not have these you will be studying them alongside your Interior Design course. You should bring to interview a portfolio of work and sketchbooks showing development of your ideas. If you are age 19 and above: You will need to bring examples of art and design work you have produced on previous art and design courses or independently. If you fall into the 19 and above age group and are unable to bring a comprehensive portfolio of work that meets the standard we require, you may still enquire about the course and you will be given a project that will enable us to place you on a course that is suitable for your ability. You must also complete a personal statement to support your reasons for applying. If you are applying online you may email this to a.rizvi@kcc.ac.uk . If you are submitting a paper application you should attach this to your application form. Please note this course is taught both using traditional and computer design techniques. Having a basic knowledge of technical drawing is also required. What does the course lead to? You will gain a BTEC National Diploma (120 Credits) which is the equivalent of 2 A-levels and will enable you to make a University application for BA(Hons) or FdA in subjects related to Interior Design or Interior Architecture. If you wish to try to find employment you will leave with a Portfolio of work with which to meet clients and employers. Where will I study? Kensington Centre What are the facilities and equipment like? A spacious Design Studio with up to date PC’s running 2015 Vectorworks (Industry standard). How much will I need to study outside class? You will need to commit to study outside the guided learning hours to successfully complete the course. How is the course assessed? The course is assessed based on completion of project work that covers the units specified by BTEC. You will be given a grade for your work as you progress and a final grade at the end of the course Are any of the course materials on line? Not at present What books and equipment do I need? You will need a basic kit of art equipment: pencils, pens, sketchbooks, inks, paint, USB storage device, portfolio etc. What else do i need to buy? What extra costs are there? It would be advantageous to have access to a computer capable of running student versions of Vectorworks and design software. You will also need to pay for printing and paper in certain classes. What do I need on my first day? Sketchbook, notebook, pencils, drawing pens Learner Agreement: All students are admitted to the college on the basis they: Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct Provide original documentation that confirms their attainment of the specified entry qualifications e.g. examination board results slip or certificates Meet the current course entry requirements as detailed on KCC course fact sheets and websites of examining bodies Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old [-]

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – Fashion Promotion and Styling

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The exciting new course is designed to give students essential skills and knowledge to enter the world of fashion promotion, create a fashion portfolio and gain experience in areas such as: Styling, Fashion Forecasting & Trends, Visual Merchandising and Fashion Promotion. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview The exciting new course is designed to give students essential skills and knowledge to enter the world of fashion promotion, create a fashion portfolio and gain experience in areas such as: Styling, Fashion Forecasting & Trends, Visual Merchandising and Fashion Promotion. Students who successfully complete this course may progress to University courses in Fashion Marketing, Styling, Photography or Business or employment in the industry. The course includes enterprise activities to prepare them for work in the Fashion Industry. Trips include visits to the Tate Modern/Britain, Somerset House, Textile Museum and to meet fashion industry professionals at the Pure Fashion London event. This is an in depth one year programme of study that focuses on Fashion Promotion and Styling, leading to a nationally recognised qualification. Throughout the course you will cover Fashion Promotion, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Imagery, Marketing, Advertising, History of Fashion, Fashion Illustration, Styling, Photoshop, Portfolio building, Final Major Project and Careers Advice and Guidance. You will also be expected to complete a work experience placement as part of your course. We have high expectations of all of our students; lessons and workshops are led with a creative approach to build your skills within each subject. Students that pass with high grades have the opportunity to progress onto some of the most competitive fashion degrees. Lots of support is given in developing your portfolio, preparing you for interviews and the UCAS application process. We have excellent links with leading universities, including UAL – London College of Fashion. All students compile an A3 portfolio for university or industry interview, showcasing a range of their skills. What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements) You will need 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-C or an equivalent BTEC L2 (Merit/Distinction). It is an advantage if you have previously studied a design or media based subject at GCSE/L2, we do also consider applications from students that have not studied a design or media subject before, who can show they are passionate about fashion and are willing to commit to learning new skills. Your sketchbooks/portfolios will be assessed at interview or if you have no formal design background we will set you a small written and/or design based task to complete. What does the course lead to? Completion of the course leads to the majority of students undertaking university places on fashion related courses such as: Fashion Promotion and Communication, Fashion Styling, Creative Direction, Fashion Illustration, Fashion Business & PR etc. Some students opt to seek work directly within the fashion industry. Where will I study? Situated at our Hortensia Road site in Chelsea, we are ideally situated within walking distance of some of the best museums and galleries in London. What are the facilities and equipment like? Design studios with access to sewing machines, a range of specialist fashion equipment and ICT suite for Photoshop classes. How much will I need to study outside class? You will need to work as much as you can outside of class time to develop your coursework and portfolio. Our students are fully committed to developing their fashion skills and progress onto some of the most competitive courses at university level. We expect students to be punctual and have full attendance. How is the course assessed? Your work will be assessed at the end of each project; you will get regular feedback on your progress in class, as well as in individual and in-group tutorials throughout the three terms. Are any of the course materials on line? Moodle resources What books and equipment do I need? Art materials, papers, pads, portfolio later in the course, access to a camera (digital/or DSLR) An equipment list will be provided on application. What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there? All students are expected to supply all of their own materials such as scissors, rulers, craft knife and glue etc. Students will also need to buy their own sketchbooks and invest in a quality A3 Portfolio. We recommend students read contemporary fashion/design magazines and books related to all aspects of fashion to maintain awareness of current trends. Specific books for each unit will be recommended throughout the course. What do I need to bring to the interview? Your sketchbooks/portfolios will be assessed at interview or if you have no formal design background we will set you a small written and/or design based task to complete and bring to your interview. You will also need proof of ID and your most recent exam certificates/predicted grades. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Wed 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – Graphic Design

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Kensington

The National Diploma in Graphic Design incorporates twelve challenging and exciting units of project-based work that lead to a substantial portfolio of skills to take to interview for further education or to employment application. [+]

Course Overview The National Diploma in Graphic Design incorporates twelve challenging and exciting units of project-based work that lead to a substantial portfolio of skills to take to interview for further education or to employment application. This course is taught over three days per week for one year and includes workshops and group tutorials. You will benefit from the study of a wide range of activities including typography, poster design and publication design, computer aided graphic design, professional studio practice and packaging design alongside the development of drawing and visual communication skills. From the thumbnail sketch through to high quality finished artwork; students are encouraged to develop responsive and original solutions to sets of design issues. All projects and briefs are taught within the context of professional practice and reinforced with visits to galleries and design studios. Communication skills, energy and commitment are essential qualities needed to achieve on this challenging course and previous experience in some areas of the course would be useful. Applicants will need to bring examples of their work to interview. What background and qualifications do you need to join? If you are 17 – 19 on year of entry: You must have a BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design with at least M grade (predicted or achieved) or an AS level qualification in Art and Design with a C or above grade. You should bring to interview a portfolio of work and sketchbooks showing development of your ideas. If you are age 19 and above: You will need to bring examples of art and design work you have produced on previous art and design courses or independently. If you fall into the 19 and above age group and are unable to demonstrate work is this way you may still enquire about the course and you will be given a project that will enable us to place you on a course that is suitable for your ability. You must also complete a personal statement to support your reasons for applying. If you are applying online you may email this to g.fielden@kcc.ac.uk. If you are submitting a paper application you should attach this to you application form. Please note this course is taught both using traditional and computer design techniques. Having a basic knowledge of Adobe CS design applications i.e. Photoshop, In Design and/or Illustrator will be advantageous. We work on Mac computers in the studio. What does the course lead to? You will gain a BTEC National Diploma (120 Credits) which is the equivalent of 2 A levels and will enable you to make a University application for BA(Hons) or FdA in subjects related to Graphic Design. If you wish to try to find employment you will leave with a Portfolio of work with which to show employers. Where will I study? Kensington Centre What are the facilities and equipment like? The studios are newly refurbished with the latest Apple iMacs and Adobe software How much will I need to study outside class? You will need to commit to study outside the guided learning hours to successfully complete the course. How is the course assessed? The course is assessed based on completion of project work that covers the units specified by BTEC. You will be given a grade for your work as you progress and a final grade at the end of the course Are any of the course materials on line? Not at present What books and equipment do I need? You will need a basic kit of art equipment: pencils, pens, sketchbooks, inks, paint, USB storage device, portfolio etc. What else do i need to buy? What extra costs are there? It would be advantageous to have access to a computer and design software. You will also need to pay for printing and paper in certain classes. What do I need on my first day? Sketchbook, notebook, pencils, drawing pens, brain Learner Agreement: All students are admitted to the college on the basis that they: Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct Provide original documentation that confirms their attainment of the specified entry qualifications e.g. examination board results slip or certificates Meet the current course entry requirements as detailed on KCC course fact sheets and websites of examining bodies Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old [-]

BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production Level 3 (Multimedia, Video and Audio)

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This full-time course covers multimedia production techniques using photography, graphic design, 2D & 3D animation, motion graphics and cartoon sequencing techniques. The course also covers research in the creative media sector, media audiences and products and communication. [+]

If you have a flair for design or a passion for digital media, choose from our range of courses in the areas of Multimedia, Computer Aided Design and Web Page Design. These courses that can take you from a beginner to Professional Development. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable lecturers are all practicing professionals in their field and will help you to build a strong portfolio for application to Higher Education courses or to employment in what is a rapid-growth industry. Course Overview This full-time course covers multimedia production techniques using photography, graphic design, 2D & 3D animation, motion graphics and cartoon sequencing techniques. The course also covers research in the creative media sector, media audiences and products and communication. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon Various [-]

Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Level 3 course is for those in work or in a permanent voluntary placement, 18 plus. [+]

Working with children offers a hugely rewarding career. Every child is unique, every family different, and no two days are ever the same. Kensington and Chelsea College’s child care section offers all the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Early Years Educator and Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications for those right at the beginning of their child care and education career right up to the popular Foundation Degree in Early Years for experienced professionals. Most courses are available on a full time and a part time basis. We have built excellent links with our local nurseries, playgroups, crèches and schools so we are able to advise students on securing placements, which are required for all the level 2 and 3 courses. Course Overview The Level 3 course is for those in work or in a permanent voluntary placement, 18 plus. In order to apply for this course you must ideally hold a GCSE in both Maths and English and a level 2 qualification in early years. If you do not have GCSEs you are required to achieve these during the course or as soon as possible following qualification in order to be counted in a settings ratio as a level 3. You will be in college 2 days a week and in placement/work for 2 days. This course runs for 1 year it does not attract any UCAS points. There is a strict interview process and progression following your level 3 is full time or part time work or further education to the CACHE level 4, the Foundation Degree (following 2 years of level 3 practice) or to university for degrees as diverse as Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Early Years or Education (depending on your application and qualification) We will support you through the UCAS process. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu/Fri 09:30 - 15:30 [-]

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques (VRQ)

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Have you ever wanted to perform professional Body Massage and Stone Therapy? This course is for those who seriously want to progress and develop their skills and advanced their practices within the beauty and spa industry. [+]

The Beauty Therapy section of Kensington and Chelsea College has developed a strong reputation as a first class training centre. Highly trained and experienced staff teach students in our fully equipped beauty salon. Students will develop new skills and learn client procedures in a friendly, professional, and supportive environment. Introductory, part-time and substantial courses provide the opportunity to gain qualifications in preparation for a career in beauty therapy. Course Overview Have you ever wanted to perform professional Body Massage and Stone Therapy? This course is for those who seriously want to progress and develop their skills and advanced their practices within the beauty and spa industry. You’ll also learn about Facials and Body Electrotherapy, Indian Head Massage and how to promote additional products and services. Job opportunities are endless – from working in a salon, a spa, on a cruise ship, health & fitness centre freelancing, to management or becoming a trainer or transferring your knowledge into teaching. You’ll be taught in KCC’s professionally run training salon where you’ll be able to perform treatments and perfect your skills on paying clients. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon Various [-]

City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Hairdressing (VRQ)

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Want to create funky hairstyles, colours and cuts or work as a hairstylist or colourist on glamorous photo shoots and film sets? Or perhaps your dream is to run your own successful hairdressing business? Well, look no further. [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses. All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment. We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs. Students also get the opportunity to work with Digital Media students during their projects to allow both courses to benefit from the others success. Course Overview Want to create funky hairstyles, colours and cuts or work as a hairstylist or colourist on glamorous photo shoots and film sets? Or perhaps your dream is to run your own successful hairdressing business? Well, look no further. Our course gives you the next step on the ladder of success within the hairdressing industry. As well as updating your skills and theoretical knowledge, you’ll examine the management and financial aspects of owning or running a business and partake in our annual photoshoot. Job opportunities are endless – from working in a salon, a spa, on a cruise ship, fitness centre, freelancing, teaching or management you’ll be taught in KCC’s professionally run training salons where you’ll be able to perform services to perfect your skills on paying clients. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon Various [-]

Diploma in AAT Level 3

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The AAT Accounting qualification at Level 3 gives you the skills to work in a wide range of accounting and finance positions and is recognised in many countries around the world. The course is designed for people who wish to [+]

Our Accounting Courses range from Beginner to Advanced level and are aimed at people who work or who wish to work in a role that requires Accountancy skills. Kensington and Chelsea College has been accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to deliver its accounting qualifications. AAT is a professional qualification and membership body. Its qualifications give students practical skills to work in a range of finance and accounting jobs. People with AAT qualifications go on to work at all levels and in all sectors of the economy with some running their own accountancy practices. Only AAT Approved training providers are allowed to deliver the AAT Accounting Qualification and they must first go through a rigorous verification process. We are delighted to be offering the AAT Accounting Qualification. Our tutors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in training accountancy students. Jane Scott Paul, AAT Chief Executive said: ‘Every business needs well trained finance staff and an AAT qualification demonstrates to a prospective employer that you have the skills to do job. Gaining a recognised accountancy qualification with AAT is the first step into a professional finance career.’ The AAT Level 2 course covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques from costing as well as double entry book keeping to computerised accounting. The course will also provide you with practical and theoretical understanding of systems in the modern workplace. AAT Level 2 comprises of 5 papers (Basic Accounting 1, Basic Accounting 2, Basic Costing, Computerised Accounting and Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance) and on successful completion you will be awarded the AAT Certificate in Accounting. Course Overview The AAT Accounting qualification at Level 3 gives you the skills to work in a wide range of accounting and finance positions and is recognised in many countries around the world. The course is designed for people who wish to improve their career prospects by gaining professional qualifications in accounting and finance. Level 3 Diploma for Accounting Technicians Skills learned: administrative and management processes, preparing final accounts for small businesses, cost accounting recording, preparing reports and returns. This course comprises a total of six modules: Individual modules may be taken separately, subject to approval. Advice given on request. Progression Progression to AAT Level 4. Further professional study and career progression in Finance and Accountancy. Entry Requirements GCSE Grade C English (or equivalent) and GCSE Grade C Maths (or equivalent). Successful completion of AAT Accounting Certificate/Foundation NVQ (Level 2) or equivalent Level 2 Accounting qualification and AAT Registered. Please note all learners enrolling on the AAT courses are required have AAT student membership costing £82 (plus £38 one-off admission fee). Registering as a student member with AAT will allow you to: Study with your training provider (KCC) Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 09:30 - 17:00 [-]

Diploma in AAT Level 4

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Diploma in AAT Level 4 [+]

Our Accounting Courses range from Beginner to Advanced level and are aimed at people who work or who wish to work in a role that requires Accountancy skills. Kensington and Chelsea College has been accredited by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) to deliver its accounting qualifications. AAT is a professional qualification and membership body. Its qualifications give students practical skills to work in a range of finance and accounting jobs. People with AAT qualifications go on to work at all levels and in all sectors of the economy with some running their own accountancy practices. Only AAT Approved training providers are allowed to deliver the AAT Accounting Qualification and they must first go through a rigorous verification process. We are delighted to be offering the AAT Accounting Qualification. Our tutors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in training accountancy students. Jane Scott Paul, AAT Chief Executive said: ‘Every business needs well trained finance staff and an AAT qualification demonstrates to a prospective employer that you have the skills to do job. Gaining a recognised accountancy qualification with AAT is the first step into a professional finance career.’ The AAT Level 2 course covers a range of basic accounting practices and techniques from costing as well as double entry book keeping to computerised accounting. The course will also provide you with practical and theoretical understanding of systems in the modern workplace. AAT Level 2 comprises of 5 papers (Basic Accounting 1, Basic Accounting 2, Basic Costing, Computerised Accounting and Work Effectively in Accounting and Finance) and on successful completion you will be awarded the AAT Certificate in Accounting. Course Overview Diploma in AAT Level 4 Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Various [-]

Diploma in Art & Design (QCF)

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This level 3 Fine Art course is designed to help you build upon and develop your interests, skills and understanding of art and design. It has consistently provided learners with the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for progression onto further and higher education courses and careers in art and design. [+]

Be inspired and explore your creativity with Fine Art! We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging fine art courses run by an energetic and enthusiastic team of lecturers who are practicing artists and freelance commercial designers and photographers. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you’ll be able to extend your technical skills and build confidence in your creative ability. You can choose a course from many Art and Photography areas, and study either by day or evening. You will be encouraged to explore materials, approaches and techniques in an extensive range of both certificated and non-certificated art and design courses. Our Fine Art qualification courses provide a unique opportunity for those who wish to begin their artistic careers with a challenging and rewarding period of study. Course Overview This level 3 Fine Art course is designed to help you build upon and develop your interests, skills and understanding of art and design. It has consistently provided learners with the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for progression onto further and higher education courses and careers in art and design. The course is project based with an encouragement to develop personal ideas and a commitment to the development of drawing skills as a tool for the communication of ideas. The UAL qualification seeks to ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning. The course consists of 9 units which cover an introduction to: visual language, research skills, critical and contextual awareness, materials, processes and technical skills, using drawing, painting, 3D sculpture, printmaking and photography. Further units develop and integrate knowledge and skills with the culmination of a personal project and an exhibition. Completing the course will enable students to develop fundamental skills towards a career in art and design including: visual communication, graphics, illustration, interior design and architecture, fine art and related careers, fashion and textiles. Previous students have progressed onto courses at some of the best Colleges and Universities in the UK and subsequently careers in art and design. What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements) From experience, applications are received from a wide range of backgrounds, nationalities, and ages, with both UK or equivalent qualifications and experiences. UAL is a vocational qualification, widely recognised by further and higher education Art & Design courses as an alternative to the A’ level route, students can access the course after GCSE, AS or A2. All applicants must have a portfolio of artwork; a minimum of GCSE, in Art, English and Maths grade A-C, or the equivalent, ICT and Design Technology would be an advantage. You may be an applicant with advanced qualifications and/or work experience, 19+ planning a career change or wanting to fulfil an ambition to study art but need to develop a stronger portfolio for a Foundation course place and university. Applicants without any formal academic qualifications but with an outstanding portfolio of artwork should apply. If accepted they will enrol on either a GCSE or Functional Skills, English and Maths and work towards gaining a level 2 qualification, the minimum for university entrance. What are the progression routes after the course? The progression routes for learners are generally: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design National Diploma HNC BTEC / UAL Extended Diploma FdA Higher Education BA Example of previous students progression pathways: Foundation Art & Design (Fine Art), (Fashion), (Design) Interior and Spatial Design FdA Architecture and spatial design BA Fine Art and Critical Studies BA Animation and Illustration BA Painting, Drawing, Printmaking Graphic Design Where will I study? You will be based in the Carlyle Building next to the Chelsea Centre on Hortensia Road, SW10 OQS. What are the facilities and equipment like? The large dedicated Foundation Prep studio space is based in a Victorian school building with tall windows along two sides, providing lots of natural daylight, a warm and comfortable space in which to work. The art studio is a well equipped space with painting and drawing easels, drawing boards, plan chests for storage, lockers and a workbench and space for sculpture / 3D projects. We have specialist photography facilities including a darkroom, a dedicated print studio for printmaking workshops. Teaching and learning facilities include an interactive white board, computer, dedicated notice board, and a resources cupboard. There is a large exhibition space / lecture hall in the Chelsea building for lectures and a dedicated student restaurant/café. We have a well stocked library with computers for research and written work. How much will I need to study outside class? Approximately 10-15 hours per week of independent study, research, journal. How is the course assessed? The course is assessed throughout each term, formatively with tutors and peer feedback in response to the project outcomes. It is also assessed summatively in the form of 8 Units, Units 1 & 2 offer the UAL level 3 Award, Units 3-8 complete the qualification of UAL Diploma in Art & Design Level 3. Units 1-7 are graded as a pass, Unit 8 is graded as a Pass, Merit, or Distinction based upon the criteria and the evidence provided. To successfully complete the course all 8 units must be achieved. Are any of the course materials on line? Yes all course information can be seen online on the college intranet, moodle. What books and equipment do I need? Students will be required to purchase some equipment, including an A1 portfolio to hold flat artwork. The materials fee of £75 will provide a basic supply of materials for the course. What else do I need to buy/ What extra costs are there? There is an annual studio fee of £75 to cover the supply of a basic set of art materials in a clear plastic Art Bin, pencils, charcoal, sharpener, rubber, brushes, set of acrylic paints, craft knife, A1 cartridge paper, some studio paints, exhibition entries, and final exhibition costs. Repairs, renewals and replacement of equipment and tools. What do I need to bring to the interview? A portfolio of recent art work eg. Sketchbook(s), A1 /A2 works on paper, paintings, photographs, projects, Design Technology work, photographs of 3D work, Fashion designs Certificates and / or evidence of qualifications Academic reference or contact details of an academic referee Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed-Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Diploma in Teaching in Education and Training Level 4 (CCCU)

Campus Part time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn how to become a teacher on part-time teaching qualifications. Your teaching career is in safe hands when you study with us. [+]

Learn how to become a teacher on part-time teaching qualifications. Your teaching career is in safe hands when you study with us. Our results speak for themselves. The success rates for most of our courses are higher than the national benchmark. Courses are offered with City and Guilds, Cambridge ESOL and Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), these were graded Outstanding at CCCU’s recent Ofsted inspection. There are many reasons why teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career for a wide range of skilled and talented people. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and provides you with the opportunity to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, it offers fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits. Kensington and Chelsea College offers courses that will help you to progress into teaching and develop your skills for the classroom. We offer teaching courses for those who are looking to teach English to Speakers of other Languages or for those who would like to teach in the lifelong learning sector. All programmes will enable students to progress towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and open the gate to employment in the teaching of adults. Course Overview Learn how to become a teacher on part-time teaching qualifications. Your teaching career is in safe hands when you study with us. Our results speak for themselves. The success rates for most of our courses are higher than the national benchmark. In fact, on many of teaching and CELTA courses over 90% of students achieve the qualification. Courses are offered with City and Guilds, Cambridge ESOL and Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), these were graded Outstanding at CCCU’s recent Ofsted inspection. There are many reasons why teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career for a wide range of skilled and talented people. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and provides you with the opportunity to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, it offers fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits. Kensington and Chelsea College offers courses that will help you to progress into teaching and develop your skills for the classroom. We offer teaching courses for those who are looking to teach English to Speakers of other Languages or for those who would like to teach in the lifelong learning sector. All programmes will enable students to progress towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and open the gate to employment in the teaching of adults. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Wed 13:30 - 16:30 [-]

Diploma in Teaching in Education and Training Level 5 (CCCU)

Campus Part time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Students on this programme come from a wide range of teaching or training environments such as the Police Force, London Ambulance Service, local authority services, private companies and the National Health Service. [+]

Learn how to become a teacher on part-time teaching qualifications. Your teaching career is in safe hands when you study with us. Our results speak for themselves. The success rates for most of our courses are higher than the national benchmark. Courses are offered with City and Guilds, Cambridge ESOL and Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), these were graded Outstanding at CCCU’s recent Ofsted inspection. There are many reasons why teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career for a wide range of skilled and talented people. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and provides you with the opportunity to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, it offers fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits. Kensington and Chelsea College offers courses that will help you to progress into teaching and develop your skills for the classroom. We offer teaching courses for those who are looking to teach English to Speakers of other Languages or for those who would like to teach in the lifelong learning sector. All programmes will enable students to progress towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and open the gate to employment in the teaching of adults. Course Overview Students on this programme come from a wide range of teaching or training environments such as the Police Force, London Ambulance Service, local authority services, private companies and the National Health Service. Applicants from a registered charitable organisation who are teaching/training in a voluntary capacity will also be considered on an individual basis. If you already have a degree you will study for the PGCE (Professional Graduate Certificate in Education). If you do not have a degree you will study for the DET (Diploma in Education and Training). In year 2 those who already have a degree select the PGCE pathway for their end of programme classification. Those without a degree have an end of year 2 classification of Diploma in Education. The programme offered through the Canterbury Christchurch University is a taught (attending) programme with weekly classes and is suitable for those who would prefer to study alongside other trainees in a more traditional classroom setting. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Wed 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Higher National Diploma in Fine Art

Campus Full time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is equivalent to the second year of a Fine Art BA course. The HND in Fine Art provides the opportunity for those students who have completed a HNC to progress to a higher level course and continue their studies at the college. [+]

Be inspired and explore your creativity with Fine Art! We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging fine art courses run by an energetic and enthusiastic team of lecturers who are practicing artists and freelance commercial designers and photographers. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you’ll be able to extend your technical skills and build confidence in your creative ability. You can choose a course from many Art and Photography areas, and study either by day or evening. You will be encouraged to explore materials, approaches and techniques in an extensive range of both certificated and non-certificated art and design courses. Our Fine Art qualification courses provide a unique opportunity for those who wish to begin their artistic careers with a challenging and rewarding period of study. Course Overview This course is equivalent to the second year of a Fine Art BA course. The HND in Fine Art provides the opportunity for those students who have completed a HNC to progress to a higher level course and continue their studies at the college. The ethos of the course is to focus upon an individual’s conceptual and creativity identity and to develop them within the context of the course units relative to their particular artistic concerns and interests. Focus for the course comes through negotiating a creative and developmental response through regular tutorials and studio practice. This Higher Education course aims to develop you as professional artists and for you to progress either to employment, independent studio practise or higher level studies. Emphasis throughout the year is on developing independent research, studio work, exhibiting work and to continue acquiring creative and technical skills. We feel this course of study provides a complimentary and developmental pathway in Fine art, building on practical experience, subject knowledge and personal expression to produce a sustainable conceptual framework for professional practise. What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements) The HND in Fine art is a continuation of the HNC in Fine art. Applicants are welcome to apply with the equivalent of Level 2 English and Maths and a merit trajectory qualification from previous HNC study. On the HND you will study eight units at level 5 (having completed eight units from the HNC.) The HND is the equivalent of the 2nd year of a BA in Fine Art and is listed on UCAS. What does the course lead to? Students with a merit profile can apply to continue on at the college to the BA Fine Art top up or apply to other colleges for the 2nd year of a BA or an MA (depending on previous qualifications.) Where will I study? Chelsea centre. Carlyle building What are the facilities and equipment like? You will be allocated a dedicated studio space, workshop facilities and equipment, mac room, have a personal tutor and will be able to attend contextual studies lectures and presentations by the course team, visiting artists and the artist in residence (AIR). How much will I need to study outside class? Independent research and visiting exhibitions and galleries are expected from students. How is the course assessed? Students can obtain pass, merit or distinction for the course units depending on the quality of work submitted. Units have deadlines and assessments take place throughout the year. Your grades will be discussed with you and written feedback is given. A range of assessment methods are used including group critiques, individual tutorials, marking of written assignments and a final external show. Are any of the course materials on line? On-line course materials will be made available via the College’s Virtual Learning Environment – Moodle. What books and equipment do I need? Reading list provided at start of course. Some tools and equipment provided in studio. Individual working media depending on practise, to be provided by students. What else do I need to buy/ What extra costs are there? External exhibition costs. What do I need to bring to the interview? A portfolio of artwork, sketchbooks and a piece of written work. Entry Requirements All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they: Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications Meet the course entry requirements Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon/Tue/Wed 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Level 1 Cache Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings (QCF)

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a full time programme for 16 – 18 year olds. The course will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. [+]

Working with children offers a hugely rewarding career. Every child is unique, every family different, and no two days are ever the same. Kensington and Chelsea College’s child care section offers all the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Early Years Educator and Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications for those right at the beginning of their child care and education career right up to the popular Foundation Degree in Early Years for experienced professionals. Most courses are available on a full time and a part time basis. We have built excellent links with our local nurseries, playgroups, crèches and schools so we are able to advise students on securing placements, which are required for all the level 2 and 3 courses. Course Overview This is a full time programme for 16 – 18 year olds. The course will develop the knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in the Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s sectors. This includes the roles played by workers – from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others. This programme includes English, Maths and Enterprise Skills. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu 09:30 - 15:30 [-]

Level 1 UAL Diploma in Art & Design

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is for 16-18 year olds with little, or no, previous experience of Art and Design but want to start progressing towards a future career in the Creative sector. You will develop a range of vocational skills in an exciting range of subject areas, [+]

The following Art & Design Courses are for students wishing to undertake a substantial programme of study in one of the above disciplines. When applying, students need to select which specialist area they wish to study. Whatever you choose; Pottery, Sculptural Ceramics, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Interior Design, Multimedia, Stained or Kiln formed Glass, you will find our courses challenging and empowering. We will help you start at the level of course that is right for you and enable you to progress onto the next stage and into work or higher education. On all courses, projects are designed to mirror the industry and take you through the design process while you develop a high level of skill and professional practice. You will benefit from our prestigious team of lecturing staff. Exhibitions, held at various stages of the year, give the opportunity for students to show their work in a public context. Specialist workshops are fully equipped with machinery, tools and materials appropriate to the subject area. You will also be able to buy essential tools and materials from the College. Course Overview This course is for 16-18 year olds with little, or no, previous experience of Art and Design but want to start progressing towards a future career in the Creative sector. You will develop a range of vocational skills in an exciting range of subject areas, along with functional skills English and Maths. You will learn how to prepare design ideas and develop them into finished products (both 2D and 3D). Successful students will have the opportunity to progress to a range of pathways at L2 in Digital Multimedia, Graphic Design, Interior Design or 3D. The course includes a wide range of art and design skills: drawing, ceramics, glass and metalwork studio practices, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and more Delivery & Assessment methods Assessment is 100% coursework with regular verbal and written feedback. You will produce practical work with technical notes, evidence folders, sketchbooks and a final portfolio of work with which to apply to the next course Level. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Various [-]

Photography – Level 3 BTEC Diploma

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The National Diploma course in Photography is an intensive 1 year course which covers digital and analogue imaging, portraiture, landscape, documentary and fashion. You will do studio, darkroom and digital work which will give you the basic toolkit to become a working photographer [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels. There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well. Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium. We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters. The photography digital suite has Apple Mac computers (running Photoshop), Eizo colour managed monitors and film scanners. The photography darkroom has enlargers for 35mm and medium format film and printing on resin coated as well as fibre papers, film processing and film scanners all in the same facility. Students from our courses regularly go on to higher education or become working freelance photographers, an achievement indeed in a very competitive environment. If you are interested in anything photographic, we may have the course for you. Course Overview The National Diploma course in Photography is an intensive 1 year course which covers digital and analogue imaging, portraiture, landscape, documentary and fashion. You will do studio, darkroom and digital work which will give you the basic toolkit to become a working photographer or move forward towards a higher level course such as an HNC or BA in Photography. Taught by a strong team of working freelance photographers, the course is supported by a well-equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities. Although completion of previous photography courses is an advantage, it is not essential for this course but you will need a strong portfolio and a good grasp of the basic techniques in photography. This is a full time photography course leading to a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Photography. Every aspect of photography is covered here from using a camera, studio, darkroom and digital darkroom through to looking at the work of other photographers and how to present a professional portfolio including both a digital portfolio and a blog. Current photographic practice is discussed and used together with traditional and alternative processes to help you find your own voice. The course is project based, some of which will be live projects with real deadlines. There are twelve units offered in total over the course. These cover the specialist areas and include studio lighting, digital workflows and manipulation, traditional wet darkroom processes as well as contextual studies units looking at the work of other photographers and artists. Uniquely, we offer life drawing (which improves understanding of lighting) and photo etching as part of this course. An initial 4 week unit brings everyone up to speed with a revision and update on camera skills, basic lighting (including hand held flash) and composition together with an introduction to digital post production and darkroom work. After that unit, the course leads into studio and location work together with introducing contextual studies and, during November, there is a trip to Paris Photo (the biggest event in the photo calendar), this is an optional, but worthwhile. Later in the course we will introduce digital manipulation using Photoshop and ACR together with traditional wet darkroom work. The course will then include some professional practice, working with real clients, and experimental units together with portfolio development. All in all, a solid grounding in Photography for those wishing to progress in the industry or go on to study photography at university level. What are the units? There are a total of twelve units consisting of a range of mandatory Art and Design units designed to expand your contextual and visual language and these are combined with sprecialist units in Photoshop, studio, darkroom, location work and experimental techniques. What does the course lead to? This is a professional level course which could lead to freelance work in photography or a place in higher education. You could use it to access higher education including the Photography HNC run at Kensington and Chelsea College. Where will I study? The course is based at our Chelsea Centre however, there are location trips and gallery visits. What are the facilities and equipment like? Studio: Flash equipped studio with Elinchrom system, Hi-Glide support, radio triggers and meters. Medium format cameras are available for studio use. Digital Suite: Mac equipment using Photoshop CS6 (with ACR), film and flatbed scanners (all sizes up to 10 x 8). Wet Darkroom: A wet darkroom with 35mm to medium format enlargers, film processing up to 5″ x 4″ and film scanners. Resin and Fibre based processing and drying systems and support for alternative processes, filtered water and hospital grade air cleaning facilities. Who are the tutor team Our key tutors are working freelance professionals and have many years of freelance and teaching experience behind them. Bruce Tanner – web www.brucetanner.com blog www.brucetanner.org Niki Sianni – web www.nikisianni.com There will be additional tutors delivering specialist subjects within the course. How much will I need to study outside class? This is a part time course, however you will have to allocate some of your own time to accomplish the course work. You will be regularly set projects and research tasks that you will need to complete independently. This course is suitable for those ready to make that commitment. How is the course assessed? Each unit is assessed once it has been submitted, you can only pass the course if you have passed every unit. Assessment and feedback is delivered within 4 weeks of submission (unless submission is late). Are any of the course materials on line? All course materials are on-line and accessible via our Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). This allows you to access projects, background notes, links to galleries etc. 24 hours a day. During the first session of the course, you will be shown how to access the system and ways in which to make it useful to you. What books and equipment do I need? You need to have your own an SLR and/or DSLR camera. A medium format camera, flash and a range of lens for any of your cameras is useful, but not essential. You should have your own computer and you must have an email address. If you do not have a computer, there are many in our learning centre that you can use. A reading list of books and movies will be given to you. What else do I need to buy/ What extra costs are there? There is an additional studio fee of £50 towards central materials, which needs to be paid as the course starts (it rises to £100 if it is not paid during the first week). At the end of each unit you will have to submit a workbook with a good number of printouts and some photographic prints. This can be very expensive to produce so you should allow for these costs. When visiting exhibitions you might occasionally have to purchase a ticket. What do I need to bring to the interview? You will need to bring a small portfolio of your own photographic work. You will be given a short notice to shoot a quick project that you will also need to bring to the interview, as we want to see how you operate under pressure! Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue-Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

UAL Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – Fashion 2 Year

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Probably one of the most creative and inspirational courses of its kind, we aim to develop students’ ability as fashion designers through exploration of the design process, underpinned by good technical skills. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview Probably one of the most creative and inspirational courses of its kind, we aim to develop students’ ability as fashion designers through exploration of the design process, underpinned by good technical skills. Working through an exciting series of fashion project briefs, students learn how diverse and individual concepts can be developed to inspire fashion and textile design ideas. This course requires basic skills in fashion and good drawing skills. Applicants must have at least 5 GCSE’s (including English and Maths Grade C, or equivalent, or ESOL Level 5). Applicants must also demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for fashion design and a commitment to study. With a strong emphasis on illustration and design development, this course also comprises historical and contextual studies, pattern cutting, garment construction, costume and textiles. The first year of the course is a 90 credit Diploma, with an optional further top-up year to an Extended Diploma. We have excellent links with leading universities, including UAL – London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins. This year 100% of our students have been accepted onto a range of prestigious and highly competitive degree courses. At the end of the first year you will gain a Level 3 Diploma, with the option to progress onto the second year and complete the full Extended Diploma. What background and qualifications do you need to join? You will need 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-C or an equivalent Level 2 Art and Design related course at (Merit/Distinction). Your sketchbooks/portfolios will be assessed at interview or if you have no formal design background we will set you a design based task to complete. What does the course lead to? The majority of students progress onto a range of prestigious and highly competitive fashion degree courses. Some students decide to seek work directly within the fashion industry. Where will I study? Situated at our Hortensia Road site in Chelsea, we are ideally situated within walking distance of some of the best museums and galleries in London. What are the facilities and equipment like? Design studios with access to sewing machines, a range of specialist fashion equipment and ICT suite for Photoshop classes. How much will I need to study outside class? You will need to work as much as you can outside of class time to develop your coursework and portfolio. We expect students to be punctual and have full attendance. Each learner should be fully committed to developing their fashion skills as our students progress onto some of the most competitive courses at university level. How is the course assessed? Your work will be assessed at the end of each project; you will get regular feedback on your progress in class, as well as in individual and group tutorials throughout the three terms. At the end of each year you will complete a final major project, which will be moderated by UAL which will result in a grade for the year. The Extended Diploma attracts the following UCAS tariff points: Pass 180 Merit 280 Distinction 420 Are any of the course materials on line? Moodle resources What books and equipment do I need? A range of art materials, papers, sketchbooks and a portfolio for later in the course. An equipment list will be provided to successful candidates. What do I need to bring to the interview? Your sketchbooks/portfolios will be assessed at interview or if you have no formal design background we will set you a small written and/or design based task to complete and bring to your interview. You will also need proof of ID and your most recent exam certificates/predicted grades. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Wed 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

UAL Diploma in Art and Design – Interior Design – Level 2

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

A substantial two-day per week course for students wishing to explore the vast subject of Interior Design and prepare a portfolio of work for entry into more advanced courses. Through a series of challenging projects, [+]

The following Art & Design Courses are for students wishing to undertake a substantial programme of study in one of the above disciplines. When applying, students need to select which specialist area they wish to study. Whatever you choose; Pottery, Sculptural Ceramics, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Interior Design, Multimedia, Stained or Kiln formed Glass, you will find our courses challenging and empowering. We will help you start at the level of course that is right for you and enable you to progress onto the next stage and into work or higher education. On all courses, projects are designed to mirror the industry and take you through the design process while you develop a high level of skill and professional practice. You will benefit from our prestigious team of lecturing staff. Exhibitions, held at various stages of the year, give the opportunity for students to show their work in a public context. Specialist workshops are fully equipped with machinery, tools and materials appropriate to the subject area. You will also be able to buy essential tools and materials from the College. Course Overview A substantial two-day per week course for students wishing to explore the vast subject of Interior Design and prepare a portfolio of work for entry into more advanced courses. Through a series of challenging projects, you will learn to create successful designs and exciting styling solutions both for domestic spaces. You will learn to work to a brief, to survey and plan a space, to produce technical and free-hand drawings, to select appropriate colours and materials and produce mood boards and sample boards. Research and cultural or historical studies will underpin each project. Level 1 Interior Design or some experience in visual studies is preferable, but we are looking for students with a strong commitment to study and a genuine enthusiasm for the subject. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon/Tue 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 4

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This leading level 4 UAL Foundation course at Kensington and Chelsea College will challenge and develop your interests, skills and understanding in art and design. The course is designed to encourage exploration, experimentation and risk taking through project assignments, [+]

Be inspired and explore your creativity with Fine Art! We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging fine art courses run by an energetic and enthusiastic team of lecturers who are practicing artists and freelance commercial designers and photographers. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you’ll be able to extend your technical skills and build confidence in your creative ability. You can choose a course from many Art and Photography areas, and study either by day or evening. You will be encouraged to explore materials, approaches and techniques in an extensive range of both certificated and non-certificated art and design courses. Our Fine Art qualification courses provide a unique opportunity for those who wish to begin their artistic careers with a challenging and rewarding period of study. Course Overview This leading level 4 UAL Foundation course at Kensington and Chelsea College will challenge and develop your interests, skills and understanding in art and design. The course is designed to encourage exploration, experimentation and risk taking through project assignments, presentations and group critiques. This will enable you to develop the quality of your work and communication skills. It will provide you with the intensive preparation and portfolio development necessary for progression onto higher education courses in Art & Design. The diagnostic nature of the foundation course helps you to discover and develop your strengths and choose your preferred area of specialisation. We offer pathways in Fine Art, Visual Communication, Fashion / Textiles and 3D Design. The course is unit based and has three clear stages; Exploratory, Pathway and Confirmatory. The course culminates with a Final Major Project, which generates a self-directed body of work for the end of course exhibition. Contextual studies and Art History are integrated and you are required to produce two pieces of written work. The course allows you to develop individuality and experiment with new ways of creative and visual thinking. You will have the opportunity to explore the breadth of possibilities within art and design in two and three dimensions and pursue a sustained investigation into your chosen specialism. You will be provided with a designated studio space and consistently supported by our team of highly qualified specialists in their respective fields with a uniquely high staff to student ratio. Previous students have progressed onto courses at some of the best Art and Design Universities in the UK and subsequently to careers in art and design. The course, which is unit based, is structured in 3 distinct stages. Stage 1: Exploratory Stage – is an introduction to drawing, making and experimenting wide range of materials and processes. How to gather and develop visual research is covered and this stage introduces concepts within 2 dimensions and 3 dimensions. Contextual studies underpins studio practice throughout this stage. Stage 2: Pathway Stage During this stage you will increasingly focus on your chosen specialist pathway. The role of contextual and theoretical studies will become more focused in your work. What you have learnt and gained in Stage One will be the springboard for the development of your work and ideas, and you will be encouraged to increasingly explore your chosen pathway in more depth. There will be a written and illustrated piece of work, the topic of which will relate to your chosen specialism. You will need to understand and explain the influence of other artist/makers on your own work, and become more involved with the wider context of visual culture. At this stage you will begin research into your chosen specialism and the college courses you wish to apply for. We will help you to consolidate progression and future aims. Developing your personal statement for application and portfolio preparation are included in this stage. Stage 3: Confirmatory stage – is a period of in-depth study focusing on your preferred area of specialisation. The course culminates with a Final Major Project, which is a self-directed body of work that forms the end of course exhibition and final assessment. Contextual studies and Art History are integrated into the course and you are required to produce two pieces of written work. What does the course lead to? On successfully completing the course you will gain a nationally recognised UAL level 4 Diploma in Foundation Studies, which along with your portfolio, will help you gain entry to university to study various Art and Design courses at BA level (level 4). Students from our course have progressed onto a wide variety of art and design disciplines at Goldsmiths, Central St Martins, Chelsea, Camberwell, Wimbledon College of Art, University of Middlesex, University of Westminster and other prestigious colleges outside London such as Brighton, Falmouth, Glasgow, Newcastle and Bristol. Guidance about applications to degree courses is given in personal tutorials. Preparation for university interviews is also included in the course. Where will I study? You will be based in our studios in the Carlyle building next to the Chelsea Centre on Hortensia Road SW10 0QS, between the Kings Road and the Fulham Road. What are the facilities and equipment like? You will be provided with your own designated studio space within our Foundation studio. The studio’s are well lit with natural light and is a warm and comfortable space to work. The studio is equipped with your own table and wall area for working at and access to a computer suite, plan chests for storage of work and a sink. The college has specialist photography facilities including a darkroom, a dedicated print studio for printmaking workshops and studio spaces for life drawing. There is a large exhibition space / lecture hall in the Chelsea building for lectures and a dedicated student restaurant/café. We have a well stocked library with computers for research and written work. You will be consistently supported and taught by our team of highly qualified specialists in their respective fields with a high staff to student ratio. How much should I study outside class? Some work outside of designated college hours is necessary to complete the course and work on your portfolio is important (approximately 10 hours per week). Students are recommended to use the studio for private study and to extend their work ready for interview within the second term. Access to the studio is available during the evening until 9 p.m. How is the course assessed? Each of the three stages of the course is assessed. The first two assessments are formative and un- graded in order to encourage students to experiment and take risks with their work during stage 1 and 2. These assessments require a pass to progress to the next stage of the course. The final summative assessment is of the Final Major Project at the end of the academic year. This assessment is graded and provides your final mark for the course. A UAL examiner externally moderates the Final Assessment for stage 3. These assessments follow the UAL guidelines and your grades and work will be discussed with you after each assessment. This gives you the chance to discuss your work and progress in an informal way. Regular attendance is essential to your success. Teaching methods include: tutorials, lectures, practical demonstrations, practice, seminars and visits to museums and galleries. Are any course materials online? Projects, timetables and notices will be put on to the intranet for students to access throughout the year. Examples of student work can be seen on our twitter and Instagram accounts. What books and equipment do I need? You will need to buy your own materials and equipment, estimated cost of around £60 – £80 per term. You will need to buy an A1 portfolio and a digital camera (£200 approx). A studio fee of £50 is to be paid at the start of the course. What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there? The fee for the 36 week course for tuition, exam registration and a contribution to studio fees to be confirmed nearer the start date. If you are 19+ and do not have a full level 3 qualification then you may be eligible for free tuition fees on this course. Concessions are for the tuition fee only. You will need to pay Examination and/or materials fees if required. Supporting our learners Being a student at Kensington and Chelsea College, means you can expect a caring, friendly and inclusive learning environment. We will support you throughout your studies with us. Our students benefit from: Tutorial Support Information advice and Guidance Counselling and personal support Access to learner support services Study centres at Chelsea & Kensington providing collections of books, journals, DVDs and access to PCs and on line learning materials What background and qualifications do you need to join? We are looking for interesting and engaged students with a passion for art and design and an interest in progressing onto higher education. You will need a portfolio of recent work including drawings, sketchbooks, 3D work, photography or any other design work. This portfolio should demonstrate the level of commitment and ability required to satisfactorily complete the foundation course. Students under 19 should have one A2 or advanced VCE supported by 3 grades GCSE A-C or equivalent, for example, a BTEC National Diploma. All applicants will be interviewed. What do I need to bring to the interview? You will be told what to bring with you in a letter when you are invited for interview. Entry Requirements All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they: Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications. Meet the course entry requirements Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Level 4 – Fashion Pathway

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This exciting and challenging one-year course will prepare you for applying to highly competitive degree courses. The course is structured in three parts, each building upon your learning and experience: art and design practice, fashion and textiles practice, and then your personal pathway development in a final fashion or textiles project. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview This exciting and challenging one-year course will prepare you for applying to highly competitive degree courses. The course is structured in three parts, each building upon your learning and experience: art and design practice, fashion and textiles practice, and then your personal pathway development in a final fashion or textiles project. In this way you are able to learn through exploration and discovery and develop an understanding of a variety of processes and concepts. The practical nature of the course is under-pinned with historical and contextual studies, visits to museums and galleries, lectures and project work. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media - Introduction to Fashion

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This one year course provides a thorough introduction to all the fundamentals of Fashion and the key skills required to progress to higher level study, such as drawing and design processes, garment making and textiles techniques, using a variety of media, as well as study and self-management skills. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview This one year course provides a thorough introduction to all the fundamentals of Fashion and the key skills required to progress to higher level study, such as drawing and design processes, garment making and textiles techniques, using a variety of media, as well as study and self-management skills. An ideal course to those new to Fashion, with limited Art and Design experience, who wish to build a portfolio of skills for progression. This course code is specifically for learners aged under 19. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Fashion/Extended Diploma (QCF) (2 years)

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Probably one of the most creative and inspirational courses of its kind, we aim to develop students’ ability as fashion designers through exploration of the design process, underpinned by good technical skills. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview Probably one of the most creative and inspirational courses of its kind, we aim to develop students’ ability as fashion designers through exploration of the design process, underpinned by good technical skills. Working through an exciting series of fashion project briefs, students learn how diverse and individual concepts can be developed to inspire fashion and textile design ideas. This course requires basic skills in fashion and good drawing skills. Applicants must have at least 5 GCSE’s (including English and Maths Grade C, or equivalent, or ESOL Level 5). Applicants must also demonstrate a genuine enthusiasm for fashion design and a commitment to study. With a strong emphasis on illustration and design development, this course also comprises historical and contextual studies, pattern cutting, garment construction, costume and textiles. The first year of the course is a 90 credit Diploma, with an optional further top-up year to an Extended Diploma. *This year over 95% of our students have been accepted onto BA courses by leading London universities. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed Various [-]

Summer courses

Intensive Pronunciation Summer School

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

This 2-week intensive course in English pronunciation is both practical and intensive (5 days a week for 2 weeks) and it is aimed at Advanced learners who want gain fluency and sound more English. You will practise forming and recognising the sounds you need to speak English [+]

Course Overview This 2-week intensive course in English pronunciation is both practical and intensive (5 days a week for 2 weeks) and it is aimed at Advanced learners who want gain fluency and sound more English. You will practise forming and recognising the sounds you need to speak English in a way people can easily understand and we will pay special attention to the sounds of English that are different from the sounds in your first language. We will identify those features of your accent that make you sound most foreign and we will try to address those through various techniques including drilling, ear training, as well as intensive pronunciation performance. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon - Fri 10:00 - 13:00 [-]

Summer School – Art Introduction

Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

This Summer School is aimed at advanced practitioners who are considering returning to education and/or applying for a higher level course of study. You will have a small dedicated studio space and tutorial support. [+]

Our Painting & Drawing Courses aim to provide something for everyone. For the beginner who wants to learn about a new expressive medium or for the more experienced practitioner who wants the chance to experiment and find constructive criticism. Our courses allow for beginners and experienced practitioners to work together exploring different painting materials, techniques and subject disciplines. Drawing is an essential skill that underpins all of our artistic and creative endeavours. Drawing allows us to be expressive and descriptive, to explore and to communicate. We offer a range of drawing classes that will allow you to investigate drawing practice with guidance and support. Our drawing courses are grounded in established practice but embrace innovation and experimentation. Life drawing and painting classes give learners the opportunity to study and work from the human figure and explore different mediums, materials and techniques. Drawing from the figure can inspire many different forms of artistic inquiry; from an exploration of identity to an understanding of human physicality. Observation, composition, measuring and expression are key elements and poses are also given an historical reference and context. No particular school or philosophy of art governs our course provision except a commitment to the excellence of the learning experience. Art materials are not included in the course fee but basic materials can be purchased from the college at reasonable prices. Any extra costs will be indicated in the course outline or at interview and advice sessions. (Please note that for life drawing classes a nude model is used.) Course Overview This Summer School is aimed at advanced practitioners who are considering returning to education and/or applying for a higher level course of study. You will have a small dedicated studio space and tutorial support. This intense period of study will focus on centextualising your artwork through individual tutorials and group critiques. Advice will be given on portfolio preparation and 24+ loans. You can enrol directly but we advise you to have an informal discussion with the course tutor before enrolling. Materials are not provided as part of this course. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Summer School – Explore Printmaking

Campus Full time 1 week July 2017 United Kingdom London

Explore a range of exciting intaglio and relief printmaking techniques for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. [+]

We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview Explore a range of exciting intaglio and relief printmaking techniques for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. There is a studio fee of £7.50 payable to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Summer School – How to draw & paint from the model

Campus Full time 1 week July 2017 United Kingdom London

You will work observing directly from the model on short and sustained poses and experiment with a range of drawing & painting materials. The course will cover drawing with line and shape, modelling form and volume with tone and exploring mark making. [+]

Our lecturers are all practising professional artists and will help and guide you, whatever your level of artistic ability. One-to-one and small group tutorials are included to support you in your studies and you can get specialist advice about progression to higher level courses, if you wish. Course Overview You will work observing directly from the model on short and sustained poses and experiment with a range of drawing & painting materials. The course will cover drawing with line and shape, modelling form and volume with tone and exploring mark making. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Summer School – How to paint with watercolour

Campus Full time 1 week July 2017 United Kingdom London

Explore and experiment with this exciting and responsive medium. You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and methods used by professional artists whilst working in the studio and on location. [+]

Our lecturers are all practising professional artists and will help and guide you, whatever your level of artistic ability. One-to-one and small group tutorials are included to support you in your studies and you can get specialist advice about progression to higher level courses, if you wish. Course Overview Explore and experiment with this exciting and responsive medium. You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and methods used by professional artists whilst working in the studio and on location. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon -Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Foundation Year

Foundation Degree in Early Years

Campus Full time 36 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday. To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria: You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such... [+]

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday. To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria: You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as the Diploma in Child Care and Education or Early Years, NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. You should have a minimum of two years’ prior experience in an appropriate setting and must be employed or undertaking voluntary work in an appropriate setting for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course. Course work and assignments will require you to be working at a level where you are fully involved with curriculum planning, supporting Special Educational Needs, working with parents and all aspects of Early Years Care and Education. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is offered for those who are unsure of the current value of their qualifications. Course Code: 16HFE001-01 Start Date: 6th September '16 Campus: Chelsea Centre Duration: 36 weeks Lecturer: TBA Times: Tue 15:00 - 21:30 Full Fee: £5050 [-]

Foundation Degree in Early Years (Offered in Collaboration with Kingston University)

Campus Part time 36 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. [+]

Working with children offers a hugely rewarding career. Every child is unique, every family different, and no two days are ever the same. Kensington and Chelsea College’s child care section offers all the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Early Years Educator and Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications for those right at the beginning of their child care and education career right up to the popular Foundation Degree in Early Years for experienced professionals. Most courses are available on a full time and a part time basis. We have built excellent links with our local nurseries, playgroups, crèches and schools so we are able to advise students on securing placements, which are required for all the level 2 and 3 courses. Course Overview The Foundation Degree in Early Years at Kensington and Chelsea College is run in collaboration with Kingston University at Level 4 and Level 5. This course combines academic study with work based learning. All students attend college for one day between 3 pm and 9.30 pm on a Tuesday. To apply for the course you must meet the following criteria: You will have an appropriate Level 3 qualification such as the Diploma in Child Care and Education or Early Years, NNEB, NVQ Level 3 or equivalent. You should have a minimum of two years’ prior experience in an appropriate setting and must be employed or undertaking voluntary work in an appropriate setting for at least 16 hours per week for the duration of the course. Course work and assignments will require you to be working at a level where you are fully involved with curriculum planning, supporting Special Educational Needs, working with parents and all aspects of Early Years Care and Education. We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) is offered for those who are unsure of the current value of their qualifications. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 15:00 - 21:30 [-]

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Level 3

Campus Full time Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Kensington + 1 more

Are you thinking of doing a Foundation course and would like the opportunity to try out specialist Design subject areas? At the Kensington Centre we offer a specialist Design pathway which includes all the general art and design studies such as [+]

Course Overview Are you thinking of doing a Foundation course and would like the opportunity to try out specialist Design subject areas? At the Kensington Centre we offer a specialist Design pathway which includes all the general art and design studies such as drawing, painting, idea development and research, but with the added benefit of being able to work in Graphics, Interior Design, Ceramics, Jewellery and Glass disciplines. You are taught by specialist tutors with industry experience. This challenging one year course will give you the knowledge, breadth, vocational skills and intensive preparation required to produce a high quality portfolio of work, with which to compete for a place on a wide variety of specialized university courses in Art & Design. The diagnostic nature of the Foundation course will help you to discover, and develop your strengths when selecting your preferred pathway of specialization. Contextual studies are integrated and you will be required to produce some written work. Study support and Level 2 English and Maths are available to study in tandem, if required. The course allows you to develop individuality, experiment with new ways of creative and visual thinking, explore the breadth of possibilities within art and design in two and three dimensions and pursue a sustained investigation into your chosen area. [-]

Certificate

BTEC Certificate in Art & Design Level 3 – Ceramics

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This one day a week Ceramics course provides students, who have achieved Level 2 or equivalent, with an opportunity to develop their design ideas and extend Ceramic making skills. Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, [+]

The following Art & Design Courses are for students wishing to undertake a substantial programme of study in one of the above disciplines. When applying, students need to select which specialist area they wish to study. Whatever you choose; Pottery, Sculptural Ceramics, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Interior Design, Multimedia, Stained or Kiln formed Glass, you will find our courses challenging and empowering. We will help you start at the level of course that is right for you and enable you to progress onto the next stage and into work or higher education. On all courses, projects are designed to mirror the industry and take you through the design process while you develop a high level of skill and professional practice. You will benefit from our prestigious team of lecturing staff. Exhibitions, held at various stages of the year, give the opportunity for students to show their work in a public context. Specialist workshops are fully equipped with machinery, tools and materials appropriate to the subject area. You will also be able to buy essential tools and materials from the College. Course Overview This one day a week Ceramics course provides students, who have achieved Level 2 or equivalent, with an opportunity to develop their design ideas and extend Ceramic making skills. Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, techniques and processes. Visual research and the development of original ideas are an important aspect of the course with the emphasis on producing work with a strong personal language. The course will require some independent research to be conducted outside of the taught course hours. Presentation, and portfolio building skills, will help with progression to university or self-employment. Students are charged an annual studio fee and will pay for some materials and firing. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Various [-]

BTEC Certificate in Art & Design Level 3 – Glass

Campus Part time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This one day a week Glass course provides students, who have achieved Level 2 or equivalent, with an opportunity to develop their design ideas and extend glass making skills. Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, [+]

The following Art & Design Courses are for students wishing to undertake a substantial programme of study in one of the above disciplines. When applying, students need to select which specialist area they wish to study. Whatever you choose; Pottery, Sculptural Ceramics, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Interior Design, Multimedia, Stained or Kiln formed Glass, you will find our courses challenging and empowering. We will help you start at the level of course that is right for you and enable you to progress onto the next stage and into work or higher education. On all courses, projects are designed to mirror the industry and take you through the design process while you develop a high level of skill and professional practice. You will benefit from our prestigious team of lecturing staff. Exhibitions, held at various stages of the year, give the opportunity for students to show their work in a public context. Specialist workshops are fully equipped with machinery, tools and materials appropriate to the subject area. You will also be able to buy essential tools and materials from the College. Course Overview This one day a week Glass course provides students, who have achieved Level 2 or equivalent, with an opportunity to develop their design ideas and extend glass making skills. Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, techniques and processes. Visual research and the development of original ideas are an important aspect of the course with the emphasis on producing work with a strong personal language. Presentation, and portfolio building skills, will help with progression to university or self-employment. The course will require some independent research to be conducted outside of the taught course hours. Students pay for glass and other materials used and a studio fee is also charged for the year. What the course involves: An intensive programme of study, structured to enable you to further develop both your design and making skills in glass and to prepare you for application to higher level study. The emphasis will be on exploring your creativity and gaining a deeper understanding of materials, techniques and processes, making architectural and kiln formed glass work. Visual research and the development of ideas are an important element of the course. You will be required to keep sketch and technical note books. Also you will be expected to carry out some independent research and design development at home and visit museums and galleries in your own time. There will be an opportunity for students to exhibit their work at our end of the year shows. Our workshop is well equipped with the necessary specialist tools and equipment. We stock basic materials which you can buy at cost price as required. You will need to provide your own protective clothing, files and sketchbooks. The Course Team constitutes teachers who are also practicing professionals in the fields of glass and related art and design subjects. While individual tutors come from particular backgrounds and have specialist skills or knowledge; the team is established in order to give the broadest and most creative dynamic to teaching and learning. The course team is here to teach, offer personal tutorials and support you in your studies within a friendly adult environment. What background and qualifications do you need to join? If you are 16–18 on year of entry: You must have a BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design with at least M grade (predicted or achieved) or an AS level qualification in Art and Design with a C or above grade. English and Maths at Grade C or above is preferred but if you do not have these you will be studying them alongside your Interior Design course. You should bring to interview a portfolio of work and sketchbooks showing development of your ideas. If you are age 19 and above: You will need to bring your sketchbook and examples of glass work you have produced on previous courses or independently. You must also complete a personal statement to support your reasons for applying. Enthusiasm and commitment to the subject are essential. You will need to apply online course and you may email this to m.zulueta@kcc.ac.uk for an interview. Please note this course is taught both using traditional and contemporary glass techniques. What does the course lead to? On successful completion students will achieve a Btec Certificate in Art and Design Level 3. Students wishing to continue with their studies can join the Glass Advanced workshop. You will gain a BTEC Cetificate in art and Design (30 Credits) Where will I study? Kensington Centre, Third floor room 302G What are the facilities and equipment like? Purpose built classroom How much will I need to study outside class? You will need to commit to study outside the guided learning hours to successfully complete the course. How is the course assessed? The course is assessed based on completion of project work that covers the units specified by BTEC. You will be given a grade for your work as you progress and a final grade at the end of the course. Are any of the course materials on line? Not at present. What books and equipment do I need? You will need a basic kit of art equipment: pencils, pens, sketchbooks, inks, paint, portfolio etc. What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there? There will be a studio fee of £25 per year and in addition you will need to pay for materials used. These are available from the studio and costs will vary depending on type and number of pieces made. What do I need on my first day? Sketchbook, notebook, pencils, drawing pens Learner Agreement: All students are admitted to the college on the basis they: Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct Provide original documentation that confirms their attainment of the specified entry qualifications e.g. examination board results slip or certificates Meet the current course entry requirements as detailed on KCC course fact sheets and websites of examining bodies Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Various [-]

BTEC Certificate in Art & Design Level 3 – Jewellery

Campus Part time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This one day a week Jewellery course provides students, who have achieved Level 2 or equivalent, with an opportunity to develop their design ideas and extend Jewellery making skills. Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, [+]

The following Art & Design Courses are for students wishing to undertake a substantial programme of study in one of the above disciplines. When applying, students need to select which specialist area they wish to study. Whatever you choose; Pottery, Sculptural Ceramics, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Interior Design, Multimedia, Stained or Kiln formed Glass, you will find our courses challenging and empowering. We will help you start at the level of course that is right for you and enable you to progress onto the next stage and into work or higher education. On all courses, projects are designed to mirror the industry and take you through the design process while you develop a high level of skill and professional practice. You will benefit from our prestigious team of lecturing staff. Exhibitions, held at various stages of the year, give the opportunity for students to show their work in a public context. Specialist workshops are fully equipped with machinery, tools and materials appropriate to the subject area. You will also be able to buy essential tools and materials from the College. Course Overview This one day a week Jewellery course provides students, who have achieved Level 2 or equivalent, with an opportunity to develop their design ideas and extend Jewellery making skills. Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, techniques and processes. Visual research and the development of original ideas are an important aspect of the course with the emphasis on producing work with a strong personal language. The course will require some independent research to be conducted outside of the taught course hours. Presentation, and portfolio building skills, will help with progression to university or self-employment. Students are charged an annual studio fee and will pay for some materials. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Cache Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF)

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is for people who are either already working with children or have already some experience of working with children and have good qualifications in Maths and English. This course is a one year course. [+]

Working with children offers a hugely rewarding career. Every child is unique, every family different, and no two days are ever the same. Kensington and Chelsea College’s child care section offers all the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Early Years Educator and Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications for those right at the beginning of their child care and education career right up to the popular Foundation Degree in Early Years for experienced professionals. Most courses are available on a full time and a part time basis. We have built excellent links with our local nurseries, playgroups, crèches and schools so we are able to advise students on securing placements, which are required for all the level 2 and 3 courses. Course Overview This course is for people who are either already working with children or have already some experience of working with children and have good qualifications in Maths and English. This course is a one year course. Students are required to do one day in the college. All part time students must have found their own placements before September. On completion of the course you can progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon 09:00 - 16:00 OR Times: Tue 09:00 - 16:00 [-]

Cache Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF)

Campus Full time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a course for those aged 16 -18 who wish to make a career in childcare. It is a full time course, you attend a work placement for two days a week and college for 3 days. At the end of the course you will have the level 2 Certificate, [+]

Working with children offers a hugely rewarding career. Every child is unique, every family different, and no two days are ever the same. Kensington and Chelsea College’s child care section offers all the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Early Years Educator and Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications for those right at the beginning of their child care and education career right up to the popular Foundation Degree in Early Years for experienced professionals. Most courses are available on a full time and a part time basis. We have built excellent links with our local nurseries, playgroups, crèches and schools so we are able to advise students on securing placements, which are required for all the level 2 and 3 courses. Course Overview This is a course for those aged 16 -18 who wish to make a career in childcare. It is a full time course, you attend a work placement for two days a week and college for 3 days. At the end of the course you will have the level 2 Certificate, as well as experience of working in childcare and English and Maths qualifications. On completion of the course you can progress on to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon/Tue/Wed Various [-]

Cache QCF Level 2 Award /Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is for those interested in working as teaching assistants or learning support assistants. This course requires students to do one day in college and 2 days a week at placement in a school setting. [+]

Working with children offers a hugely rewarding career. Every child is unique, every family different, and no two days are ever the same. Kensington and Chelsea College’s child care section offers all the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Early Years Educator and Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications for those right at the beginning of their child care and education career right up to the popular Foundation Degree in Early Years for experienced professionals. Most courses are available on a full time and a part time basis. We have built excellent links with our local nurseries, playgroups, crèches and schools so we are able to advise students on securing placements, which are required for all the level 2 and 3 courses. Course Overview This course is for those interested in working as teaching assistants or learning support assistants. This course requires students to do one day in college and 2 days a week at placement in a school setting. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Fri 09:30 - 15:30 OR Times: Thu 09:30 - 15:30 [-]

Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

Campus Part time 20 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a City and Guilds qualification that is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in vocational skills and knowledge and understanding within the work environment. The purpose of TAQA is to train assessors to attain competence in the current assessment standards. [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses. All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment. We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs. Students also get the opportunity to work with Digital Media students during their projects to allow both courses to benefit from the others success. Course Overview This is a City and Guilds qualification that is intended for those who assess both occupational competence in vocational skills and knowledge and understanding within the work environment. The purpose of TAQA is to train assessors to attain competence in the current assessment standards. It is essential to achieve the qualifications that will equip a wide range of assessors, trainers, facilitators and teachers to support learners.You will require a level 3 qualification or working towards level 3 in your subject area or equivalent. Evidence will be required of your qualifications. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue Various [-]

Certificate in Skills for Business and Administration L2

Campus Full time 12 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

The Level 2 Skills for Business and Administration qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to aid progression to further study in business and administration or a related area or to enter the workplace as an administrator, [+]

Business and Management skills are essential for people working in all sectors. Whether you wish to find your first job, gain professional development in your current role, or take the next step in your career, we provide the know-how you need. Courses have a strong employability focus, giving you an opportunity to learn new skills and share ideas. Course Overview The Level 2 Skills for Business and Administration qualification will enable learners to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to aid progression to further study in business and administration or a related area or to enter the workplace as an administrator, receptionist or in a similar office role. Learners with enhance their English and develop their office and IT skills. Areas which are covered include: Business English, Business Organisation, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, arranging Business Meetings and applying for a job. There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding. However, learners need to have English at least at level 1. (This will be tested). Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Tue/Wed/Thu 09:30 - 15:00 [-]

Certificate in Teaching English to Adults CELTA (Level 5)

Campus Part time 20 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

On the course you will receive instruction on methods of teaching language and the analysis of the English language for teaching purposes. Teaching practice is an integral part of the course and you will teach 6 hours at two different levels. Your teaching will be observed by your tutor and fellow trainees. [+]

Learn how to become a teacher on part-time teaching qualifications. Your teaching career is in safe hands when you study with us. Our results speak for themselves. The success rates for most of our courses are higher than the national benchmark. Courses are offered with City and Guilds, Cambridge ESOL and Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), these were graded Outstanding at CCCU’s recent Ofsted inspection. There are many reasons why teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career for a wide range of skilled and talented people. Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and provides you with the opportunity to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, it offers fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits. Kensington and Chelsea College offers courses that will help you to progress into teaching and develop your skills for the classroom. We offer teaching courses for those who are looking to teach English to Speakers of other Languages or for those who would like to teach in the lifelong learning sector. All programmes will enable students to progress towards Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) and open the gate to employment in the teaching of adults. Course Overview On the course you will receive instruction on methods of teaching language and the analysis of the English language for teaching purposes. Teaching practice is an integral part of the course and you will teach 6 hours at two different levels. Your teaching will be observed by your tutor and fellow trainees. After teaching you will be given verbal and written feedback and your tutor will support you in planning your next lesson. Assessment on the course is based on your teaching practice and 4 CELTA written assignments. These assignments will be on the practical aspects of teaching and all together require no more than 4,000 words. In order to be successful on the course you must attend at least 88% of the course, complete all the assignments and reach the required standard in your teaching practice. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Fri 09:30 - 17:00 OR Times: Tue 09:30 - 17:00 [-]

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Barbering (VRQ)

Campus Part time 35 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The aim of this qualification is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to cut men’s hair into a variety of fashion looks. The skills developed include layering, club cutting, scissor over comb, use of clippers and attachments, texturising/thinning, [+]

The Hairdressing section at Kensington and Chelsea College has a reputation for a friendly and supportive environment in which our students study NVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Hairdressing courses. All our hairdressing courses take place in our well-equipped salon where you can learn hairdressing skills and client procedures in a professional environment. We have excellent success rates and an impressive employment record for our past students. We enjoy strong links with the hairdressing industry, providing us with many opportunities for work placements. Acceptance onto our Further Education hairdressing courses is by individual interview, so that we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available to study. We aim to be as flexible as possible to meet individual student needs. Students also get the opportunity to work with Digital Media students during their projects to allow both courses to benefit from the others success. Course Overview The aim of this qualification is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to cut men’s hair into a variety of fashion looks. The skills developed include layering, club cutting, scissor over comb, use of clippers and attachments, texturising/thinning, using a razoring and freehand cut beards and moustaches, shaving and face massage services. The knowledge acquired will enable you to understand how to choose suitable cutting techniques and tools, work carefully and efficiently and to give aftercare advice and information on further salon services Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Mon/Tue 18:00 - 21:00 [-]

Higher National Certificate in Fashion and Textiles – Costume

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This outstanding, specialist programme will develop your strong, existing sewing and pattern cutting skills for the Theatrical or Film Costume industry. Focusing on Period Costume, you will research a given period in history and interpret this research to develop a full costume, [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview This outstanding, specialist programme will develop your strong, existing sewing and pattern cutting skills for the Theatrical or Film Costume industry. Focusing on Period Costume, you will research a given period in history and interpret this research to develop a full costume, including all the undergarments and the mechanisms that create a specific silhouette and style – using highly specialised techniques and processes. This course will prepare you well for progression onto BA Costume programmes or employment in the industry. Work experience and projects with industry are part of the programme. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed-Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Higher National Certificate in Fashion and Textiles – Millinery

Campus Full time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This one-year programme includes a series of projects designed to develop students’ build on existing millinery skills, develop innovation, and establish a personal millinery style. With a strong focus on design development and specialist couture techniques including hand-shaping, [+]

We have an international reputation for the high standard of millinery study that we offer. Many of our students on millinery courses have been national and international prize winners and have gone on to become successful professional milliners, showing work at London Fashion Week and other high profile exhibitions. Courses are taught by industry professionals in a specialist millinery studio and our students are able to get a taste of what it’s like working as a milliner through live projects with industry. Through our links with many British milliners we can facilitate work experience opportunities for those who wish to pursue millinery as a career. We are happy to offer flexible programmes of study to meet individual student needs. Course Overview This one-year programme includes a series of projects designed to develop students’ build on existing millinery skills, develop innovation, and establish a personal millinery style. With a strong focus on design development and specialist couture techniques including hand-shaping, blockmaking, dyeing, and working with non-traditional materials, the course is a fast-paced curriculum aimed at people who want to establish a career in millinery. Historical and contextual studies, visual studies, illustration and professional development add breadth to studio-based work, alongside projects focussing on theatrical millinery, commercial soft hats, working with felt, occasion millinery for summer, and a final collection. The studio-based independent work is complemented with tutorials, technical demonstrations, lectures and cultural visits. There is an additional £25 equipment charge payable on the first day of term 1. This contributes to the maintenance of equipment and will be invested in new equipment for the current year. What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements) The requirement for the course is a solid foundation of millinery skills. These can be gained through lower level courses, as part of a BA course in a related area, through work placement, or even through self-teaching. The course moves quickly, so it is not possible to enrol without a good basic knowledge of millinery. It is helpful to have experience in any form of drawing, sketching, keeping a sketchbook and design development, though this experience can take many forms. What does the course lead to? Completion of the course leads to the majority of students working in the millinery industry. Many former students start by working for another milliner before developing their own business. Millinery work in theatre and film, commercial design, and education are other common pathways. A few students go on to MA-level further education, such as at the Royal College of Art or London College of Fashion. Where will I study? The dedicated millinery studio is situated at our Hortensia Road site in Chelsea. What are the facilities and equipment like? The millinery studio is a large room with abundant natural light. It has a supply of hundreds of blocks, a fume cupboard, multiple steamers, irons, dye equipment, drying oven, sewing machines and ample worksurfaces. Students will also have access to fashion department equipment such as a heatpress, vacuform machine, embellisher, knitting machine, industrial irons and sewing machines, overlockers, etc. How much will I need to study outside class? The course is a full-time commitment, and students will need to do extensive independent work outside of college time. Our students are fully committed to developing their millinery skills and progress into industry. We expect students to be punctual and have full attendance. How is the course assessed? Your work will be assessed at the end of each project; you will get regular feedback on your progress in class, as well as in individual tutorials throughout the three terms. Are any of the course materials on line? Moodle resources What books and equipment do I need? Sewing equipment, millinery materials, art materials, portfolio, access to a computer and camera. An equipment list will be provided on application. What else do I need to buy/ What extra costs are there? All students are expected to supply all of their own materials for their project work. The materials and costs will vary depending on the nature of the work. Millinery materials can be very expensive and significant planning should be made to ensure that students can carry out their work as they need to throughout the entire course. There is an additional £25 equipment charge payable on the first day of term 1. This contributes to the maintenance of equipment and will be invested in new equipment for the current year. What do I need to bring to the interview? At least three finished hats Any examples of sketchbook, design work, or drawing of any kind Portfolio or images of other relevant work. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Higher National Certificate in Fine Art

Campus Part time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is equivalent to the first year of a Fine Art BA course. The Btec HNC specialises in Fine Art and enables students to pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and printmaking. The principal course tutors are practising and exhibiting artists. [+]

Be inspired and explore your creativity with Fine Art! We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging fine art courses run by an energetic and enthusiastic team of lecturers who are practicing artists and freelance commercial designers and photographers. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you’ll be able to extend your technical skills and build confidence in your creative ability. You can choose a course from many Art and Photography areas, and study either by day or evening. You will be encouraged to explore materials, approaches and techniques in an extensive range of both certificated and non-certificated art and design courses. Our Fine Art qualification courses provide a unique opportunity for those who wish to begin their artistic careers with a challenging and rewarding period of study. Course Overview This course is equivalent to the first year of a Fine Art BA course. The Btec HNC specialises in Fine Art and enables students to pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and printmaking. The principal course tutors are practising and exhibiting artists. Other specialist tutors within the college also contribute to the course. Underpinning the course are units in Contextual Studies (contemporary art context) and Professional Practice. Emphasis throughout is on acquiring and developing creative and technical skills through research and studio projects. There is an opportunity to show work in two exhibitions during the course. “The programme is contemporary in feeling, fostering high achievement and strong individuality amongst students, the highest achieving students producing ambitious, conceptually and formally rigorous work” Chris Hunt, External Evaluator. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon/Tue 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Higher National Certificate in Photography

Campus Part time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

Sometimes seen as an alternative to going straight to higher education, the HNC in Photography takes you into professional practice, fine art photography or as a stepping stone to place you in a very competitive position when applying for a degree or even a masters course later on. [+]

We have a range of Photography courses in London at all levels. There are full time, part time and evening programmes leading to a qualification, as well as photography workshops and specialist short courses in digital photography, studio lighting, darkroom and alternative processes. Short digital and darkroom classes are suitable for beginners, but there are advanced and master class photography workshops as well. Our tutors are highly experienced photography practitioners offering a unique insight into the photographic medium. We are well resourced both in digital and analogue (traditional film) photography. Our studio has Elinchrom studio flash, Hi-Glide lighting support, radio triggers and meters. The photography digital suite has Apple Mac computers (running Photoshop), Eizo colour managed monitors and film scanners. The photography darkroom has enlargers for 35mm and medium format film and printing on resin coated as well as fibre papers, film processing and film scanners all in the same facility. Students from our courses regularly go on to higher education or become working freelance photographers, an achievement indeed in a very competitive environment. If you are interested in anything photographic, we may have the course for you. Course Overview Sometimes seen as an alternative to going straight to higher education, the HNC in Photography takes you into professional practice, fine art photography or as a stepping stone to place you in a very competitive position when applying for a degree or even a masters course later on. The course is intensive and project based with options to cover both analogue and digital photography as well as using time based media techniques to enhance your portfolio in an increasingly competitive field. You will be working in the studio and on location and the course includes a trip to Paris Photo in November. There are also a number of core units which look at contextualising photographic practice against a background of both commercial, documentary and fine art practices. To do this course, you need to have completed, or have knowledge equivalent to, our level 3 National Diploma in Photography. The course requires a lot of self motivation as you will need the determination to succeed in preparing a strong portfolio during the course to make you into a successful photographer. Taught by a strong team of working freelance photographers, the course is supported by a well equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities. This year we are introducing a brand new HNC course in Photography. Often seen as an alternative to a route through to a BA, an HNC can fully equip you so you are ready to begin your career. Alternatively, you may have already taken the plunge and want this course to consolidate your practice and bring you up to speed or you may wish to develop a strong portfolio for entry to higher education at BA or MA level. Whatever you need, we can help. The course runs over just 2 days per week although there are activities available for you to join on other days including a programme of photography related movies and a trip (in November) to Paris Photo. The course consists of eight units designed to help you in this competitive field. What are the units? The course consists of four mandatory units which all Art and Design courses at this level have, and four specialist units we have selected to enhance your career chances. The order of the units shown here is not the order they will run in as some will need to be run concurrently as they inform each other. The units consist of: Visual Communication in Art and Design – This unit aims to develop the necessary skills for photographers to communicate ideas across specialist applications, be that traditional, digital or alternative. The idea is to give you a strong and authoritative visual language to deliver strong visual projects. Ideas generation and development in Art and Design – The need to be able to generate strong ideas is essential in photography, but the ability to realise those ideas into a strong and original project is the next step. This unit takes you through ways to achieve this. Contextual and cultural referencing in Art and Design – The aim of this unit is to encourage an understanding of the social, psychological, cultural, historical and commercial factors which underpin all visual arts theory and practice across the spectrum of subject specialisms. Professional practice in Art and Design – Exactly what it says, how to make your work professional, how to deal with clients, tax, Health and Safety, copyright, contracts in fact everything you need to function as a freelance. Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation – Producing an extended piece of work right from concept through to realisation is covered here. This can be generated using whatever genre you want to use. Darkroom Practice in Photography – This unit will run in association with others to allow you to learn analogue based processing and printing. If you are a digital only shooter, getting your images run out to film for use in a darkroom is not a problem (you will be shown where this can be done). The unit has a high practical element in the black and white darkroom but the use of colour materials, post production, framing and presentation is also covered. Press Photography and Photo Journalism – This unit enables you to achieve an understanding of the processes and techniques associated with press photography, in its widest form. The unit explores the characteristics of press photography, covering themes and applications such as social documentary and reportage. You will look at the contextual and cultural issues relating to the different strands of editorial photography. Issues of legislation, privacy and constraints and ethics will be discussed. Photographic Materials, Techniques and Technology – You will be able to extend your knowledge of photographic materials, techniques and technologies through considering the respective characteristics and applications of different types of media. Knowledge gained will be applied to the selection and use of photographic media to a set brief and its effectiveness in allowing you to meet the brief and fulfil your creative intention. What does the course lead to? This is a professional level course which could lead to freelance work in photography or a place in higher education. Where will I study? The course is based at our Chelsea Centre however, there are location trips and gallery visits. What are the facilities and equipment like? Studio: Flash equipped studio with Elinchrom system, Hi-Glide support, radio triggers and meters. Medium format cameras are available for studio use. Digital Suite: Mac equipment using Photoshop CS6 (with ACR), film and flatbed scanners (all sizes up to 10 x 8). Wet Darkroom: A wet darkroom with 35mm to medium format enlargers, film processing up to 5″ x 4″ and film scanners. Resin and Fibre based processing and drying systems and support for alternative processes, filtered water and hospital grade air cleaning facilities. Who are the tutor team Our key tutors are working freelance professionals and have many years of freelance and teaching experience behind them. Bruce Tanner – web www.brucetanner.com, blog www.brucetanner.org Niki Sianni – web www.nikisianni.com There will be additional tutors delivering specialist subjects within the course. How much will I need to study outside class? This is a part time course, however you will have to allocate some of your own time to accomplish the course work. You will be regularly set projects and research tasks that you will need to complete independently. This course is suitable for those ready to make that commitment. How is the course assessed? Each unit is assessed once it has been submitted, you can only pass the course if you have passed every unit. Assessment and feedback is delivered within 4 weeks of submission (unless submission is late). Are any of the course materials on line? All course materials are on-line and accessible via our Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). This allows you to access projects, background notes, links to galleries etc. 24 hours a day. During the first session of the course, you will be shown how to access the system and ways in which to make it useful to you. What books and equipment do I need? You need to have your own an SLR and/or DSLR camera. A medium format camera, flash and a range of lens for any of your cameras is useful, but not essential. You should have your own computer and you must have an email address. If you do not have a computer, there are many in our learning centre that you can use. A reading list of books and movies will be given to you. What else do I need to buy/ What extra costs are there? There is an additional studio fee of £50 towards central materials, which needs to be paid as the course starts (it rises to £100 if it is not paid during the first week). At the end of each unit you will have to submit a workbook with a good number of printouts and some photographic prints. This can be very expensive to produce so you should allow for these costs. When visiting exhibitions you might occasionally have to purchase a ticket. What do I need to bring to the interview? You will need to bring a small portfolio of your own photographic work. You will be given a short notice to shoot a quick project that you will also need to bring to the interview, as we want to see how you operate under pressure! Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon,Thu Various [-]

Photoshop for Fashion Design – College Certificate

Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

An introduction to using Photoshop to create contemporary-looking fashion illustrations and express you design ideas. This course is suitable for all those who are interested in fashion and wish to build up a portfolio. [+]

Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview An introduction to using Photoshop to create contemporary-looking fashion illustrations and express you design ideas. This course is suitable for all those who are interested in fashion and wish to build up a portfolio. Good as a standalone course, this can also support study in other design areas. You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to join this course. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 17:00 [-]

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